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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Now, 3.5 years after surgery, the patient has a plantigrade foot and uses regular shoes.
Expert consultation yielding a correct diagnosis is often delayed, resulting in advanced disease, lost plantigrade foot alignment, and imminent complications.
Further followup of these children at monthly interval for one year has shown no recurrence and plantigrade foot is maintained.
Although our patient had a stable plantigrade foot with minimal deficits in hindfoot and midfoot range-of-motion and had returned to work as a laboratory technician, he had persistent problems with prolonged walking and heavy activities.
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.
Severe nonweight-bearing lameness with a plantigrade stance was noted in the left pelvic limb (Fig 1).
Hind limbs weakness, episodic spasticity of forelimbs, plantigrade positioning, impaired jumping, flaccid paresis associated to hyporeflexia, dysphagia, respiratory distress, lethargy, and mental depression have been described (ASH et al., 2005; DJAJADININGRAT-LAANEN et al., 2011).
5-6), the trackway is digitigrade rather than plantigrade, lacking any clear sole or palm impressions (Fig.
The plantigrade locomotion in combination with the dysfunctional Achilles tendon and the resulting immobility of the heel further aggravated the pressure on the wound.
The size of plantigrade ranged 250-729[micro]m in APM.
When instead of point feet the double inverted pendulum model is fitted with arc-shape feet, mimicking the human plantigrade foot, the center of pressure (COP) is able to move forward along the curved foot.
We walk plantigrade (foot flat on the ground during the stance phase) whereas other mammals walk digitigrade (on their toes).