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footplate

 [foot´plāt]
the flat portion of the stapes, which is set into the oval window on the medial wall of the middle ear.

base of sta·pes

[TA]
the flat portion of the stapes to which the limbs attach that fits in the oval window.
Synonym(s): basis stapedis [TA], footplate1, foot-plate

footplate

/foot·plate/ (-plāt) the flat portion of the stapes, which is set into the oval window on the medial wall of the middle ear.

base of sta·pes

(bās stā'pēz)
The flat portion of the stapes that fits in the oval window.
Synonym(s): basis stapedis [TA] , foot-plate.

ped·i·cel

(ped'i-sel)
The secondary process of a podocyte, which helps form the visceral capsule of a renal corpuscle.
Synonym(s): foot process, footplate (2) , foot-plate.
[Mod. L. pedicellus, dim. of L. pes, foot]

footplate

the flat portion of the stapes, which is set into the oval window on the medial wall of the middle ear.
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It is worth mentioning that all of the footplates significantly differ by the design and thickness.
In order to evaluate the stiffness of the AFOs footplates each footplate was tested by the universal computerized dual column benchtop materials testing machine "Tinius Olsen H25KT" (Tinius Olsen, USA) (Fig.
Firstly, AFOs were mounted under the crosshead of testing machine immovably by tightening their footplates with the clamp to the top end of rigid holder attached to the bottom plate of testing machine.
Some 70% of our patients who had an air-conduction threshold greater that 52 dB had a grade 3 footplate thickness.
Table 5 shows the probability of footplate thickness corresponding to bone-conduction threshold in the two groups.
We found no significant relationship between sex and footplate thickness, or between age and thickness.
Our examination of footplate fragments by reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction testing in 95 patients with otosclerosis revealed the presence of measles virus RNA in 83% of cases.
In the otosclerosis patients, measles virus-specific amplification products were obtained from 79 of the 95 footplate specimens (83%), and crura and bone chips from the outer ear canal were consistently negative (figure 3).
Problem: When you're going down a ramp or curb cut, your footplates drag or even stop you instantly because they bottom out at the end of the incline.
Before raising the footplates on your own, be sure to consult someone qualified to tell you if this might interfere with your seating position by shifting too much weight to the rear.