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 [pes] (pl. pe´des) (L.)
1. foot.
2. any footlike part.
pes abduc´tus talipes valgus.
pes adduc´tus talipes varus.
pes ca´vus talipes cavus.
pes hippocam´pi a formation of two or three elevations on the ventricular surface of the hippocampus.
pes pla´nus (pes val´gus) flatfoot.
pes va´rus talipes varus.
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tal·i·pes ca'v·us

an exaggeration of the normal arch of the foot.
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pes cavus

High arch Orthopedics A foot with a high longitudinal–toe to heel–arch Etiology Neuromuscular diseases Clinical Changed muscle tone, pain, especially when stress is placed on the arch, significant disability
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pes cavus

(pes kā'vŭs)
Condition characterized by increased height of the foot's medial longitudinal arch.
Synonym(s): clawfoot, claw foot.
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(pes, pez) (pe'dez) plural.pedes [L.]
The foot or a footlike structure.

pes abductus

Talipes valgus.

pes adductus

Talipes varus.
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pes anserinus

1. The network of branches of the facial nerve as it passes through the parotid gland
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2. The combined tendinous expansions of the sartorius, gracilis, and semitendinosus muscles at the medial border of the tibial tuberosity. See: illustration

pes cavus

Talipes arcuatus.

pes contortus

Talipes equinovarus.

pes equinovalgus

A condition in which the heel is elevated and turned laterally.

pes equinovarus

A condition in which the heel is turned inward and the foot is plantar flexed.

pes equinus

A deformity marked by walking without touching the heel to the ground. Synonym: talipes equinus

pes gigas


pes hippocampi

The lower portion of the hippocampus major.

infraorbital pes

Terminal radiating branches of the infraorbital nerve after exit from the infraorbital canal.

pes planus


pes valgus

Talipes valgus.

pes varus

Talipes varus.
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pes cavus

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References in periodicals archive ?
Table 2 shows the concordance between the indices for the diagnosis of flat feet, pes cavus or normal feet in the sample as a whole by the foot and by age groups.
She had previously undergone surgery for pes cavus and heel cord lengthening when she was in the fourth grade.
Physical examination showed that he had thenar muscles and distal lower limbs atrophy, foot dorsiflexion weakness (scored 1/5 on Medical Research Council [MRC]), reduced vibration sense, absent tendon reflexes, pes cavus, and strephenopodia.
Pes planus, pes cavus, decreased subtalar joint mobility and a tight Achilles tendon have been suggested as contributing factors in the development and maintenance of plantar heel pain symptoms.
In addition, pes cavus was observed, and pain sensation of the distal lower limbs was mildly decreased.
Custom-made foot orthotics can reduce foot pain caused by rheumatoid arthritis, pes cavus, and hallus vagus, according to a Cochrane Collaboration meta-analysis.
At the age of 7 years, she had running difficulty due to foot drop and pes cavus. At the age of 8 years, she had a high steppage gait due to a deteriorated foot drop and required the daily use of ankle splints during walking.
The following months he developed insidious and progressive atrophy of the right calf and pes cavus deformity (Figure 1).