dorsiflex


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dorsiflex

(ˈdɔːsɪˌflɛks)
vb (tr)
to bend towards the back or dorsal
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The patient was asked to actively dorsiflex and plantar flex the ankle from a starting position with the foot relaxed (considered the zero neutral position) with angle measurements taken at each point of dorsiflexion and plantar flexion.
25,26) Positive tests for hypermobility included the ability of the participants to passively dorsiflex their fifth metacarpophalangeal joint beyond 90[degrees], passively appose their thumb to their forearm, hyperextend their elbows beyond 10[degrees], and hyperextend their knees beyond 10[degrees] (Fig.
Although it does not insert into the proximal phalanx, it is able to dorsiflex the proximal phalanx of the MTP joint through this aponeurotic band, which goes around the MTP joint and is inserted onto the plantar plate.
The affected limb was placed in a slight elevation and with the foot at the edge of the operating table, thus enabling the surgeon to manipulate with the foot and to dorsiflex it fully.
Key Motor and Sensation Assessment Points for Extremities Testing for Motor Testing for Function Specific Nerve Sensation Median [ILLUSTRATION Opposition Prick end of [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] of fingers index finger OMITTED] Radial [ILLUSTRATION Hyper-extend Prick between [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] thumb and index finger OMITTED] fingers and thumb Ulnar [ILLUSTRATION Abduct Prick end of [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] fingers small finger OMITTED] Peroneal [ILLUSTRATION Dorsiflex Prick space [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] ankle; extend between great OMITTED] toes toe and second toe Tibial [ILLUSTRATION Plantar flex Prick each [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] ankle and side of foot OMITTED] toes (sole) Sources: Zsior & Wollan; Photos reprinted with permission of Maxie Welch, 2015.
He could perform mass hand flexion and extension at full range of motion and was able to fully dorsiflex his wrist at 15[degrees] against minimum resistance.
At 30 years of age, the patient's mother had been diagnosed with lower limb muscle weakness, which made her unable to dorsiflex her feet.
Foot drop is the dropping of the forefoot due to weakness and it is characterized by the inability to dorsiflex the ankle.
1 (citing Wikipedia (no entry title or date noted): "[T]he extensor hallucis longus is a thin muscle that functions to extend the big toe, dorsiflex the foot, and assists with foot inversion.
Motor block was assessed by asking the patient to plantarflex and dorsiflex the foot and was classified as follows: 0=normal movement, 1=decreased movement, 2=no movement.