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ankle equinus

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A structural abnormality of the ankle joint occurring when there is less than 10–20° ankle joint dorsiflexion during walking or running. To compensate for limited ankle joint dorsiflexion,...

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extensor digitorum longus

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A slender muscle in the anterior compartment of the lower leg. It has its origin on the upper, anterior surface of the fibula, and its insertion on the second and third phalanges of the...

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flexion

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n. the bending of a joint so that the bones forming it are brought towards each other. Plantar flexion is the bending of the toes (or fingers) downwards, towards the sole (or...

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plantar flexion

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A body movement that points the toes downwards by extension (straightening) of the ankle. Compare dorsiflexion.

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