dorsiflex


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dorsiflex

verb To bend dorsally/upward; towards the head.

dorsiflex

verb To bend toward the head
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Using a hydraulic ankle device that provides dampened stance-phase passive articulation would allow the foot to passively dorsiflex during stance and thus enable the foot to leave the ground in a relatively dorsiflexed position and remain so throughout swing.
The ability of a prosthetic foot to dorsiflex during stance or swing phase and hence allow forward movement of COM appears to be a major contributor to interlimb kinetic symmetry.
As each target appeared, subjects were required to either dorsiflex or plantarflex their paretic/dominant ankle to move a robot-controlled cursor up or down on a display screen to pass through targets *** (Figure 1(b)).
Furthermore, this dorsiflexed prosthetic alignment is often necessary for improved standing stability in persons with bilateral transtibial amputations since they could not dorsiflex their ankles if the GRF vector were to inadvertently shift posteriorly and throw them off balance.