dorsiflexion


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dorsiflexion

 [dor″sĭ-flek´shun]
backward flexion or bending, as of the hand or foot.
Dorsiflexion. From Lammon et al., 1995.

dor·si·flex·ion

(dōr'si-flek'shŭn),
Upward movement (extension) of the foot or toes or of the hand or fingers.

dor·si·flex·ion

(dōr'si-flek'shŭn)
Turning upward of the foot or toes or of the hand or fingers.

dorsiflexion

A bending backwards of any part.
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Nuestro estudio indica que los sujetos con limitacion en la dorsiflexion de tobillo asociada a restriccion de gemelos tienen mayor probabilidad de padecer FP.
Our data did, however, show that weightbearing dorsiflexion measures in this young population were slightly higher than what has been found in more mature ballet dancers.
It was found that the average decrease in peak dorsiflexion in swing of 1.5 degrees was statistically significant and that six of the fifteen participants had a decrease of 2 degrees of more, which can be regarded as clinically significant [29].
The blue dot represents the ankle joint; the blue solid line is the rotation axis of ankle dorsiflexion and plantarflexion; the blue dashdot line is the rotation axis of ankle inversion and eversion; the blue dot line is the rotation axis of ankle adduction and abduction.
Over 3 years of follow-up sessions, her TA MEP, MVC, and SP improvements and the voluntary ankle dorsiflexion that she had not had before conditioning were essentially maintained (Figure 3), despite changes in diagnosis, medication, and personal life.
Adicionalmente, se puede realizar la maniobra denomina "prueba del molinete" o " windlass test", que consiste en realizar una dorsiflexion del primer dedo del pie: si resulta positiva el dolor incrementara.
Currently the bubble inclinometer used in this study did not have the ability to establish the vertical gravity -0- position (7) in order to determine the absolute values for dorsiflexion and plantar flexion separately.
Trials were repeated five times for both plantarflexion and dorsiflexion with a resting time of about 30 s between trials to avoid fatigue effects in both subject and operator.
The activation task was repetitive active ankle dorsiflexion of the unilateral ankle in a purpose-built ankle-foot orthosis.
As for the angles, both the reduction of dorsiflexion at 0~15% of the stance phase and the increase in dorsiflexion after 65% of the stance phase happened under focal vibratory stimuli.
There are differences in surgical technique used in the world: in Europe and Asia surgeons use the so called dorsiflexion method, while in the United States of America surgeons use non-invasive distraction technique [3-5].
Dorsiflexion of foot is accomplished by the tibialis anterior, extensor digitorum longus and brevis, and extensor hallucis longus and brevis muscles, which are innervated by the deep peroneal nerve.