dorsiflex


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dorsiflex

[′dȯr·sə‚fleks]
(zoology)
To flex or cause to flex in a dorsal direction.
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Alternatively, he or she could dorsiflex the foot sharply.
The desired result for the patient during the continuous blockade, then, is to be able to plantar flex and dorsiflex the foot but not feel any pain.
The Beighton score identifies symptoms such as the ability to passively dorsiflex the fifth metacarpophalangeal joint to 90 degrees or more, to oppose the thumb to the volar aspect of the ipsilateral forearm, or to place the hands flat on the floor without bending the knees.
For example, have the child dorsiflex against your hand and push against it, then plantar flex and push down.
The reduced MTC on the prosthetic side is likely to be at least partly due to the prosthetic foot's inability to actively dorsiflex during swing, and this may partly explain the greater falls risk in people with amputation.
Evaluation revealed a lack of sensation in her right foot, a dorsalis pedis pulse undetectable by Doppler ultrasound, and inability to dorsiflex or plantarflex the right foot.
Accordingly, participants were instructed to relax their hip but lock their knee and dorsiflex their ankle.
For example, have the child dorsiflex against your hand, and push against it, then plantar flex and push down.
The foot was unable to dorsiflex or to clear the ground during the gait cycle.
Briefly, when a swelling is found in the Achilles tendon region, the subject is asked to dorsiflex and plantar flex his ankle.
The child could actively dorsiflex and evert the foot.