semiflexion

semiflexion

 [sem″e-flek´shun]
the position of a limb midway between flexion and extension; the act of bringing to such a position.

sem·i·flex·ion

(sem'ē-flek'shŭn),
The position of a joint or segment of a limb midway between extension and flexion.
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LT was performed with the trunk in semiflexion and the arms and legs extended.
LLT was performed with the trunk flexed, legs in semiflexion and the arms extended.
--Paciente en lateral estricto, con borde externo de la rodilla apoyada sobre la mesa, pierna en semiflexion de 30[degrees], la patela debera quedar en lateral estricto, condilos superpuestos.
In order to have an isometric contraction of the calf muscles, participants were asked to stand still on tiptoes while knees are in 30 degrees semiflexion for 3 x 10 sec (totally 30 sec) consecutively with 3-second intervals.
The mechanism of the injury is a generally strong contraction of the quadriceps muscle while the knee is in semiflexion and the ankle is in plantar flexion [6].
Given that the Maxagrip handle forces the user's wrist into a position of semiflexion, it appears that the position may improve the actin and myosin length tension relationship described above (8).
On physical examination, he presented with a fixed left hip in semiflexion (about 45[degrees]) and any further passive movement of the hip was giving him pain in the groin.
(35) found a positive correlation between pain and osteophytes located at the medial femoral condyle observed on knee X-rays obtained at semiflexion position.
(1,3,4,6) It was observed that the use of pillows decreased the intracapsular pressure in the hip joint, enabling semiflexion and external rotation of the leg, and this in turn reduced the pain experienced.
Essentially, the skin traction kit without weight allowed semiflexion and external rotation, and, thus, reduced pain due to the lack of traction.
The value of performing the examination erect with the knees positioned in semiflexion is convincing.