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Dorsal flexion

German: Dorsalflexion

Definition

The term of dorsal flexion describes the bending (flexion) of a movable segment in the dorsal direction, that is to say in direction of the back, the back of the hand or the back of the foot. In other perspectives of view, this movement can be described as extension (that is to say stretching, extending).

The dorsal flexion can refer to:

See also: plantar flexion, palmar flexion

Specialties: Anatomy

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