flexion

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flexion

[′flek·shən]
(biology)
Act of bending, especially of a joint.
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2]) in healthy men and women at rest and during repeated plantar flexion exercises using NIRS.
Eccentric contraction of knee extensors (three vasti group) without soleus weakness may produce normal ankle plantar flexion moment, but increased knee extension moment.
For the Level group, however, the maximum angular velocity occurred in the latter phase of FSFCP after impact, which, together with the lower extremity movements of plantar flexion and supination, put Level group players at a potentially higher risk of inversion ankle sprain during BHGS.
It was developed at our medical center to provide accurate, reproducible resistance to ankle plantar flexion at specified cadences through a 30[degrees] ankle range of motion from neutral position to 30[degrees] of plantar flexion, paced by an electronic metronome.
March 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Intensive Care Unit (ICU) patients that are sedated or immobilized are at a higher risk for the development of heel pressure ulcers and plantar flexion contractures, conditions that can significantly reduce quality of life.
1d) is a medical term for a cavus deformity of the foot due to a fixed plantar flexion of the foot.
The physician should attempt to manually correct the hallux valgus deformity, moving the great toe in dorsiflexion and plantar flexion.
Plantar flexion of 20[degrees] to 30[degrees] has been advocated for reducing the "magic angle" artifact.
This muscle-tendon complex allows for foot plantar flexion (the ability to push the ankle down in order to stand on your toes or step on the gas pedal).
At maximum plantar flexion, the athlete will shrug the shoulders, and at maximum shoulder elevation, he will flex and pull with the arms.