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v. su·pi·nat·ed, su·pi·nat·ing, su·pi·nates
1. To turn or rotate (the hand or forearm) so that the palm faces up or forward.
2. To turn or rotate (the foot) by adduction and inversion so that the outer edge of the sole bears the body's weight.
To be supinated; undergo supination.

[Latin supīnāre, supīnāt-, from supīnus, backward; see supine.]

su′pi·na′tion n.
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1. Turning the body to lie on the back, or turning the palm upward.
2. A turning to a face-up or palm-up position.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.supination - rotation of the hands and forearms so that the palms face upwardsupination - rotation of the hands and forearms so that the palms face upward
rotary motion, rotation - the act of rotating as if on an axis; "the rotation of the dancer kept time with the music"
pronation - rotation of the hands and forearms so that the palms face downward
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n supinación f
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"Bring old athletic shoes; the wear patterns can give the doctor clues about things like foot overpronation (rolling inward) or supination (rolling outward)," Rowe-Bauer said in a Penn State news release.
[2] In children particularly, the extended use of MWI may lead to habituation, frail medial arch of the foot, flexure drift of bones of the lower limb, [3] and chances of recurrent ankle sprain due to excessive foot supination [4] Moreover, it should be kept in mind that MWI corrects the effect, but not the cause of the problem.
For activities of daily living, an elbow range of motion of 30[degrees]-130[degrees] flexion/extension and 50[degrees] pronation to 50[degrees] supination is necessary (21).
Pain in the antecubital fossa was elicited with resisted forearm supination and flexion.
In this study, where we evaluated the shoulder, elbow, and wrist muscle strengths using HHD and examined their relationship with functional activities, it was determined that there is a negative but significant relationship between the shoulder extension, elbow flexion and supination, and wrist extension muscle strengths and total LEFS score.
Evaluation of the integrity of the deltoid ligament in supination external rotation ankle fractures: A systematic review of the literature.
The intact hand was used to perform exercises in front of the mirror, such as performing supination and pronation; flexing and extending the wrist and fingers; squeezing a ball; touching different floors; strengthening the wrist through flexion-extension using resistant springs and dumbbells; holding a pen; filling glasses with water; using spoons and forks; zipping, unzipping and fastening buttons; drawing different shapes; and exercising motor and hand skills with the Purdue Pegboard set.
"Supination can lead to problems like bunions and callouses, through to more serious problems like a higher risk of sprained ankles, shin splints and the development of hammertoes.
This supination will challenge your grip as well as recruit more muscles through the arms, shoulders and back.
The postoperative low VAS pain score (1.6+-0.93) and high ROM values (76.7Adeg for extension, 78.5Adeg for supination, 80.1Adeg for flexion, and 82.3Adeg for pronation) indicated a very good clinical outcome.
The joint also allows supination or palms up and pronation or palms down.
It mainly contributes to flexion and supination of the forearm; innervated by the musculocutaneous nerve and supplied by brachial and anterior circumflex humeral artery.