Definition of dorsiflex in English:

dorsiflex

Line breaks: dorsi|flex
Pronunciation: /ˈdɔːsɪflɛks
 
/

verb

[with object] Physiology
  • Bend (something, typically the hand or foot) dorsally or towards its upper surface: the subject dorsiflexed the ankle
    More example sentences
    • The patient then dorsiflexes the foot 10 times according to a standard protocol and then rests for 45 seconds.
    • The equinus is corrected by dorsiflexing the fully abducted foot.
    • On the other hand, eversion of an axially loaded and dorsiflexed ankle may be a far more prevalent injury mechanism in snowboarding compared with other activities.

Derivatives

dorsiflexion

Pronunciation: /-ˈflɛkʃ(ə)n/
noun
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  • The mechanism of injury is excessive dorsiflexion and eversion of the ankle joint with internal rotation of the tibia.
  • In medial ankle sprains, the mechanism of injury is excessive eversion and dorsiflexion.
  • In some cases, a night splint for a period of 6 to 8 weeks in a dorsiflexed position is helpful to maintain and enhance passive dorsiflexion.

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