plantigrade


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plantigrade

1. walking with the entire sole of the foot touching the ground, as, for example, man and bears
2. a plantigrade animal

plantigrade

[′plan·tə‚grād]
(vertebrate zoology)
Pertaining to walking with the whole sole of the foot touching the ground.
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Further followup of these children at monthly interval for one year has shown no recurrence and plantigrade foot is maintained.
limbatus gloriosus * limbatus ([dagger]) ([double dagger]) Throchophore 11 h 7 h 9 h D-larvae 21 h 17 h 26 h Pediveliger 12 days 14 days 12 days Postlarvae 21 days -- 16 days Plantigrade 2 mo -- 3 mo Source: * Parnell (2002), ([dagger]) Soria et al.
We walk plantigrade (foot flat on the ground during the stance phase) whereas other mammals walk digitigrade (on their toes).
DISCUSSIONTarsometatarsal joint connects the forefoot and midfoot whose injuries may seriously affect configuration and mechanical transduction of feet therefore anatomical reduction is required to recover a painless and stable plantigrade foot.
Postoperatively, the incidence of trophic ulceration in flexible plantigrade feet was 0%, in flexible non-plantigrade feet 25%, in rigid plantigrade feet 36%, and in rigid non-plantigrade feet 100%.
A cast was applied in the plantigrade position of the ankle at 4 weeks postoperatively.
Modified plantigrade is an important precursor to walking inasmuch as it superimposes close to full weight-bearing on an advanced LE pattern.
On clinical examination, the affected limb appeared lengthy with a plantigrade stance and flexed hock joint (Fig.
One of the first signs a pet owner will usually notice" she says, "is the plantigrade stance, with the affected cat walking flat on its hocks.
The force pad was placed 3-4 cm superior to the medial malleolus with the feet in plantigrade position.