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Tibialis anterior muscle labeled at top center, and extensor muscles labeled at right.

Dorsiflexion is the movement which decreases the angle between the dorsum (superior surface) of the foot and the leg, so that the toes are brought closer to the shin. The movement moving in opposite directions is called plantarflexion.

It occurs at the ankle.[1]

The range of motion for dorsiflexion is indicated in the literature as 20° to 30°.

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Muscles involved

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Notes and references

  1. ^ Kyung Won, PhD. Chung (2005). Gross Anatomy (Board Review). Hagerstown, MD: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. pp. 123. ISBN 0-7817-5309-0.  

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