- flexion toward the back.
Origin of dorsiflexion
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Examples from the Web for dorsiflexion
It may be necessary to give an anæsthetic to obtain the necessary degree of dorsiflexion.
There is a good deal of pain, the grasping power of the hand is impaired, and dorsiflexion is considerably restricted.
Sinuses form, and the whole foot becomes greatly swollen and distorted by flattening of the sole and dorsiflexion of the toes.Manual of Surgery
Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
- med the bending back of a part, esp the hand or foot or their digits
- The turning of the foot or the toes upward.
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