weak limb

weak limb

an important concept in the diagnosis of lameness in horses. The affected limb is dragged during progression, and has a low arc in the swing phase of the movement, the limb trembles, knuckles or collapses when weight is put on it, and knuckles or stumbles on it while walking.
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The time that had strengthened the child's slight frame and knit his weak limbs into the strength of manhood had bowed his mother's form, and enfeebled her steps; but the arm that should have supported her was no longer locked in hers; the face that should have cheered her, no more looked upon her own.
Neurological examination revealed weak limb muscles with Medical Research Council score of 4/5.
He was discharged from the hospital completely recovered, demonstrated by his ability to stand on his weak limb alone, without any support," Dr Premsagar said.
The callus layer continues to thicken, strengthening the barrier between the weak limb and the trunk.
When comparing changes in weak and strong limb strength, spinal manipulation increased weak limb strength during hip abduction compared to the placebo (mock spinal manipulation) (p = 0.
Recent case studies, including progress made by his former patient, the late Christopher Reeve, and "exciting" results of "constraint-induced, forced-use" studies--in which an injured limb is constrained, thereby forcing the weak limb to work--in stroke and spinal cord injury patients have sparked new interest in active rehabilitation approaches, he noted.
This gives any remaining, weak limbs their final opportunity to break and fall, or any existing widowmakers time to further settle or fall to the ground.
For more drastic pruning wait until the leaves fall in autumn and cut off about a quarter of older and weak limbs from the base to encourage young growth.
Yet the pathos of this sculpture--with its weak limbs and basic nutritional values--does not suggest the same scorn for today's distracted polis.
Similarly, modern plastics have allowed the invention of a host of leg braces that can support weak limbs or bones that won't heal.
Older cottonwoods have minimal trimming requirements due to their weak limbs that snap in abnormal winds, so trimming took only minutes to ensure my bow didn't bump anything during the shot.