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plantigrade

 [plan´tĭ-grād]
walking or running flat on the full sole of the foot; characteristic of humans and of such quadrupeds as the bear.
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plan·ti·grade

(plan'ti-grād),
Walking with the entire sole and heel of the foot on the ground, as do humans and bears.
[L. planta, sole, + gradior, to walk]
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plantigrade

(plăn′tĭ-grād′)
adj.
Walking with the entire sole of the foot on the ground, as humans, bears, raccoons, and rabbits do.

plan′ti·grade′ n.
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plantigrade

adjective Referring to movement by a terrestrial vertebrate (e.g., humans, rodents, rabbits and kangaroos) in which the entire foot—podials and metatarsals—maintains contact with flat surfaces when ambulating.
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plan·ti·grade

(plan'ti-grād)
Walking with the entire sole and heel of the foot on the ground, as humans and bears do.
[L. planta, sole, + gradior, to walk]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

plantigrade

walking on the entire sole of the foot, as in humans and bears.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005
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Surgical correction of the neglected, and severely deformed clubfoot in the adult is necessary to achieve plantigrade, pain free, and cosmetically acceptable feet.
An Achilles tenotomy, or if required a posterior release (Achilles tenotomy, capsule and ligament release), results in a plantigrade, mobile foot that prevents point loading and pressure sores.
The original diagnosis was revised by Haubold (1971), who described this ichnite as an ectaxonic track, asymmetric, from semiplantigrade to plantigrade. In Haubold's opinion, the large pace as well as the proportions between the digits (which correspond to a 2:3:4:5:3 phalangeal formula), and the great length of pes digit IV, which is external to the area of maximal load, are characteristic of "lacertoid" trackmakers.
Reilly and Delancey (1997) also reported that, in Sceloporus clarkii, the feet struck the substratum either heel-first or in a plantigrade fashion during a walking trot.
Raccoon hindfeet are plantigrade, similar to a human's.
rufescens were induced to metamorphose in the presence of concentrations of emetine or anisomycin sufficient to block protein synthesis, settlement and plantigrade attachment still occurred, indicating that these premetamorphic processes do not require de novo protein synthesis (Fenteany and Morse, 1993).
The next sound we hear is that of stampeding plantigrade feet.
Previous studies of patients undergoing the Ponseti method for idiopathic clubfoot often demonstrate excellent correction and plantigrade feet in children after initial treatment.
The tails are then passed plantigrade through bone tunnels drilled in the body of the calcaneus and tied through a small incision on the plantar aspect of the heel.
The aim of the management of the clubfoot is to obtain a painless, pliable, plantigrade foot and acceptable cosmetic appearance with minimal complications.
(5) The treatment carried out to achieve a functional, pain free, plantigrade foot with good mobility of joints without any calluses.