Definition of dorsiflexion in English:

dorsiflexion

noun

Physiology

See dorsiflex

  • ‘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.’
  • ‘The pain is usually exacerbated by loaded dorsiflexion of the foot, and there is often limited dorsiflexion.’
  • ‘Passive dorsiflexion of the toes with foot eversion may exacerbate the pain.’

Pronunciation

dorsiflexion

/dɔːsɪˈflɛkʃ(ə)n/