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The action of bending or the condition of being bent, especially the bending of a limb or joint.‘flexion of the fingers’‘these protozoans can move by body flexions’
- ‘The most common mechanism of injury in ankle sprains is a combination of plantar flexion and inversion.’
- ‘Nightly splint use is recommended to prevent prolonged wrist flexion or extension.’
- ‘Each finger is equipped with its own flexor tendon that controls flexion toward the palm.’
- ‘Keeping our joints in flexion gives us the feeling of being held, and this is a big part of what allows us to let go on a deep, subconscious level.’
- ‘With the participants in a supine position, we tested internal and external rotation, flexion, and extension of the hips.’
- ‘The patient should be supine with some flexion of the dorsal spine to relax the tension of the anterior abdominal wall.’
- ‘During flexion, the spinal cord lengthens.’
- ‘Pain is increased with wrist flexion and forearm supination performed under resistance.’
- ‘With bleeding into the joint cavity, the joint is swollen and held in flexion, and its use is limited.’
- ‘Next, complete seven reps from that halfway point up to full flexion (joint closed).’
- ‘With the knee in 30 degrees of flexion, the collateral ligaments can be isolated.’
- ‘However, the range of motion for cervical rotation and lateral flexion increased more in the training groups than in the control group.’
- ‘The wound was closed in layers, and a compressive dressing was applied with the ankle in slight plantar flexion.’
- ‘The patient's wrist is then held in flexion, and active finger extension with resistance is tested.’
- ‘The elbow joint is very stable and is limited to flexion and extension.’
- ‘The calf should be gently squeezed by the physician, who watches for flexion in the patient's foot.’
- ‘The pain is often exacerbated by activities requiring plantar flexion.’
- ‘The most common movement is a dorsiflexion of the ankles and flexion of the knees or hips.’
- ‘Splinting the finger in slight flexion for two weeks should promote proper healing.’
- ‘Similar symptoms developed around the wrist; extension and flexion became painful, lasting more than three months.’
Early 17th century: from Latin flexio(n-), from flectere to bend.
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