Definition of Dorsiflexion

1. Noun. The act of bending backward (of the body or a body part).

Generic synonyms: Flexion, Flexure



Definition of Dorsiflexion

1. Noun. (medicine) Flexion in the dorsal direction ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Dorsiflexion

1. Turning upward of the foot or toes or of the hand or fingers. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dorsiflexion

dorsally
dorsals
dorse
dorsel
dorsels
dorser
dorsers
dorses
dorsibranchiata
dorsibranchiate
dorsibranchiates
dorsiduct
dorsiferous
dorsifixed
dorsiflex
dorsiflexion (current term)
dorsiflexions
dorsiflexor
dorsiparous
dorsiscapular
dorsispinal
dorsispinal veins
dorsiventral
dorsiventrality
dorsiventrally
dorso-ventrally
dorsocaudal
dorsocephalad
dorsodynia
dorsoflexion

Literary usage of Dorsiflexion

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Gait Analysis in the Science of Rehabilitation edited by Joel A. DeLisa (2000)
"Figure 28 shows the angle dorsiflexion and plantarflexion of the ankle joint during stance phase of gait where dorsiflexion is plotted positive, ..."

2. Surgery, Its Principles and Practice by William Williams Keen (1921)
"The reason we advocate dorsiflexion is primarily due to the fact that in this position the grip of the fingers is strengthened, although even from the ..."

3. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1894)
"The 4th and 6th lumbar roots divided together caused flexion at the hip to be less marked, as was flexion at the knee, dorsiflexion at the foot, ..."

4. A Treatise on Orthopaedic Surgery by Royal Whitman (1919)
"The object is to hold the foot in what is called the overcorrected attitude—that is, dorsiflexion and eversion. This may consist of a calf pad and foot ..."

5. Practice of Medicine by Frederick Tice (1922)
"Talipes calcaneus consists in dorsiflexion of the foot with prominence of the heel. It is usually due to a contraction of the anterior muscles, ..."

6. Therapeutic Gazette (1916)
"This line of treatment is applicable to the earlier cases before dorsiflexion is much restricted. The more abnormal cases, in which there is no dorsiflexion ..."

7. Medical Diagnosis for the Student and Practitioner by Charles Lyman Greene (1917)
"This consists in deliberate dorso-extension and separation of the toes and especially of the great toe, followed by dorsiflexion of the ankle-joint, ..."

8. Oxford Loose-leaf Surgery by F. F. Burghard, Allen Buckner Kanavel (1920)
"If this is not successful an attempt should be made to push the displaced fragment out of the way by forcible dorsiflexion. If this method is unsuccessful, ..."

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