What is a plantar position in anatomy?


What is a plantar position in anatomy?

Anatomy of the Hands and Feet:

Plantar refers to the sole of the foot and palmar refers to the palm of the hand. The back of the hand and the back of the foot are referred to as the dorsum.

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Plantar position in anatomy is used to describe what the foot is doing. The foot can flex and point which is called dorsiflexion and plantarflexion....

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Anatomical Directional Terminology: Limbs, Hands & Feet


Chapter 4 / Lesson 9

Anatomical directional terminology concerns the location of appendages on the human body. Learn about anatomical directional terminology used for the limbs, hands, and feet, and explore the differences between palmar, dorsal, and plantar aspects, and the definition of proximal and distal points.

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