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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.

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]

plantigrade

/plan·ti·grade/ (plan´tĭ-grād) walking on the full sole of the foot.

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.

plantigrade

[plan′tigrād′]
Etymology: L, planta, sole, gradi, to walk
1 adj, pertaining to or characterizing the human gait; walking on the sole of the foot with the heel touching the ground.
2 n, a position in which an individual is standing flexed at the hips and bearing some weight through the upper extremities.

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.

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]

plantigrade

walking on the entire sole of the foot, as in humans and bears.

plantigrade

a method of locomotion seen in bears, monkeys and humans, in which the animal walks on the phalanges, metacarpal and carpal bones, as distinct from digitigrade.

plantigrade stance
seen in dogs and cats with various neuropathies and myopathies, particularly in diabetic neuropathy and hypokalemic myopathy.
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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.
The mobility of the subtalar joint after posteromedial release in myelomeningocele patients is not predictable and therefore a plantigrade foot is imperative to avoid trophic ulceration.
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.
After achieving plantigrade foot, we prescribe a specially designed CTEV shoe and splint.
Tracks have low relief and may represent shallow underprints, but retain their footprint plantigrade morphology.
Most commonly, the entire CCT is disrupted, producing a plantigrade stance and an inability to support weight-bearing (Harasen, 2006).
The purpose of this treatment modality is to omit all components of clubfoot deformities to reach a painless plantigrade foot that is cosmetically and functionally acceptable.
One of the first signs owners will notice," she says, "is the plantigrade stance, with the affected cat walking flat on its hocks.
The stages were defined as follows: 0 - unfertilized oocyte; i - veliger not competent to settle; ii - swimming veliger competent to settle, has velum, branched cephalic tentacles, eyes, and the capacity to crawl briefly on its foot; iii - newly settled larva no longer swimming (referred to as a plantigrade), but with similar morphology to stage ii; iv - metamorphosing plantigrade, which has lost velum, adult shell is growing from edge of larval shell, gill buds are apparent, mouth parts are developing, and foot is larger.
DIAGNOSIS: Quadrupedal, plantigrade tetrapod trackway with tetradactyl manus and pentadactyl pes imprints.
Excellent: Healthy thin scar with all the deformities fully corrected and plantigrade mobile foot.