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flexion

 [flek´shun]
1. the act of bending or the condition of being bent.
2. in obstetrics, the normal bending forward of the head of the fetus in the uterus or birth canal so that the chin rests on the chest, thereby presenting the smallest diameter of the vertex.
plantar flexion bending of the toes or foot downwards toward the sole.

flex·ion

(flek'shŭn), [TA] Avoid the misspelling flection.
1. The act of flexing or bending, for example, bending of a joint to approximate the parts it connects; bending of the spine so that the concavity of the curve looks forward.
2. The condition of being flexed or bent.
[L. flecto, pp. flexus, to bend]

flexion

(flĕk′shən)
n.
1. also flection Anatomy
a. The act of bending a joint or limb in the body by the action of flexors.
b. The resulting condition of being bent.
2. A part that is bent.

flex·ion

(flek'shŭn)
1. The act of flexing or bending, e.g., bending of a joint so as to approximate the parts it connects; bending of the spine.
2. The condition of being flexed or bent.
See: open-packed position (2)
[L. flecto, pp. flexus, to bend]

flexion

1. The act of bending of a joint or other part or the state of being bent.
2. Pertaining to a bent part as in flexion deformity.

flex·ion

(flek'shŭn)
1. The act of flexing or bending.
2. The condition of being flexed or bent.
Synonym(s): open-packed position (2) .
[L. flecto, pp. flexus, to bend]
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Previous 3D fluoroscopic analyses of TKA suggested that posterior femoral rollback with flexion was consistently exhibited in the case of PS TKA, while an anterior femoral translation with flexion was observed in the case of CR TKA [52].
In eight cases with false-negative results, all knees had a valgus deformity <5[degrees] during flexion (average: 4.1[degrees]; range: 3.5–4.9[degrees]).
This release contains forward-looking statements that are based on the current expectations and beliefs of Flexion. Statements in this press release regarding matters that are not historical facts, including, but not limited to, statements relating to the future of Flexion; Flexion's plans and expected timing for clinical and regulatory milestones and activities; expected increases in the rate of individuals with OA of the knee and the potential therapeutic and other benefits of ZILRETTA and FX201, are forward looking statements.
The ROMs of flexion and extension in the right hip joint were measured in eleven participants for four different stretching modes.
No significant difference was found between the two groups in terms of age (p=0.06), the preoperative and postoperative ranges of flexion (p=0.88 and p=0.88), increase in the range of flexion (p=0.86), and the preoperative and postoperative knee (p=0.21 and p=0.51) and functional (p=0.82 and p=0.11) scores (Mann-Whitney U Test).
Loss of cervical lordosis was seen in 10/11 (91%), loss of dural attachment in 9/10 (90%), anterior displacement of dorsal dura on flexion in 9/10 (90%) and epidural flow voids were seen in 9/10 (90%) cases.
Flexion selected the Patheon custom manufacturing solution to meet the anticipated demand for this treatment for osteoarthritis knee pain.
Researchers have begun to study the effects of a robotic device at the affected-side knee to provide the knee flexion moment of the missing gastrocnemius.
The movements are shown in Table 4: knee movements, including angles of internal and external rotation, angles of varus and valgus rotation, and flexion angle.
Two patients underwent reconstruction for elbow flexion following traumatic brachial plexus injuries between 2008 and 2011.
In many cases, it will take a long period of time to recover the function of flexion, extension, abduction and adduction of the fingers [4].
initially shows 110[degrees] flexion, 20[degrees] extension, 80[degrees] abduction-adduction, 60[degrees] internal rotation, 40[degrees] external rotation, and, at the end of the intervention period, the patient recorded 170[degrees] flexion, 40[degrees] extension, 160[degrees] abduction - adduction, 75[degrees] internal rotation, 60[degrees] external rotation (the flexion has increased by 60[degrees], the extension by 20[degrees], the abduction - adduction by 80[degrees], the internal rotation by 15[degrees], and the external rotation by 20[degrees]);the patient D.E.