American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. See clubfoot.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A club-foot; a deformed foot, as of man, in which the member is twisted out of shape or position.
- n. Clubfootedness; taliped malformation.
- n. In zoology, a natural formation of the feet by which they are twisted into an unusual position, as in the sloths.
- n. The ankle and foot
- n. medicine clubfoot (abbreviation from talipes equinovarus (TEV))
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Surg.) The deformity called
clubfoot. See clubfoot.
- n. congenital deformity of the foot usually marked by a curled shape or twisted position of the ankle and heel and toes
- From Latin talus ("ankle") + pes ("foot") (Wiktionary)
- New Latin tālipēs, tāliped- : Latin tālus, ankle + Latin pēs, ped-, foot; see -ped. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The term "talipes" is commonly used to include all these, but here it will be restricted to that form in which the heel is more or less elevated, and the foot supinated so that it rests on its lateral border -- _talipes equino-varus_.”
“Musculature of legs was in a constant mild clonus, and the right foot was kept in position of talipes equinovarus.”
“He had read everything in the library which treated of talipes in its various forms.”
“His reading told him that whatever might have been done when he was a small boy, and then treatment of talipes was not as skilful as in the present day, there was small chance now of any great benefit.”
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“Jacobs accepted with pleasure, since he was interested just then in neglected talipes and was getting together materials for a paper.”
“Massage is a valuable remedy in the complicated local nerve-troubles, so frequently caused by a condition of talipes valgus.”
“(See rules for treating paralysis on page 124.) In talipes equino-varus where the toes come to the floor and the heel is drawn up and the foot inverted we massage the tibialis anticus, peroneus tertius and peroneus longus principally.”
“In talipes equino-varus where the toes touch the floor and the heel is drawn up and the foot is everted, we treat the tibialis anticus and the peroneus tertius principally.”
“In talipes calcaneus, where the heel only touches the floor, we massage the posterior part of the leg to strengthen the soleus and gastrocnemius.”
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