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flexor

 [flek´ser]
1. causing flexion.
2. a muscle that flexes a joint; see muscle.

flex·or

(flek'sŏr), [TA]
A muscle the action of which is to flex a joint.

flexor

/flex·or/ (flek´ser)
1. causing flexion.
2. a muscle that flexes a joint.

flexor retina´culum  see entries under retinaculum.

flexor

(flĕk′sər)
n.
A muscle that when contracted acts to bend a joint or limb in the body.

flexor

[flek′sər]
Etymology: L, bender
a muscle that flexes a joint.

flex·or

(fleks'ŏr) [TA]
A muscle the action of which is to flex a joint.

flexor

A muscle that bends (flexes) a joint. A muscle that straightens (extends) a joint is called an extensor.

flexor

any muscle that brings about the bending of a limb.

flexor

a muscle bringing about joint flexion

flexor

any muscle that flexes a joint. See Table 13.

flexor reflex
a spinal reflex in which a painful (pressure) stimulus applied to a toe, coronary band or heel bulb, results in a flexion, or withdrawal, of the leg. A test of the integrity of the reflex arc and sensory pathways. Called also withdrawal reflex.
flexor retinaculum
any bracelet-like band of fibrous tissue on the flexor surface of a joint, e.g. transverse palmar carpal ligament.
flexor spasm
flexor tendon
tendons of the superficial and deep digital flexor muscles, situated behind the metacarpal or metatarsal bones.
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After the completion of MVC tasks, the subjects performed maximal voluntary co-contraction tasks for 5 s twice for each of the knee extensors/flexors pair and the plantar flexors/dorsi flexors pair with at least a 3-min interval.
In mangled hand preserving or reconstructing flexor tendon function is to avoid lumbrical plus deformity.
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Further, as quantitative measurement is only subjective, it is not possible to state clearly how many physiotherapy sessions or days of physiotherapy will be required to stretch the long flexors, and this is very confusing and dissatisfying for the patient because he cannot decide how much leave he has to take from work and when he will be ready for surgery.
We encountered an unusual case of closed avulsion of both flexor tendons of the little finger with a rupture of the FDP in zone 1 and FDS in zone 3.
The hip flexors also act as a stabilizer for the spine and thus can affect how you walk.
We in this case report present a patient with separated FDS and FDP sheath, a new variation of hand finger flexor tendons (FDS and FDP) which is not reported in human anatomy.
In contrast to cycling, hip and knee flexors have an important role during running, and increased effectiveness of these muscles may increase turnover rate in running.
Initially manual straightening of the limbs was attempted for application of plaster cast to introduce the inverse myotatic reflex with relaxation of the flexor muscles.
Right Hip Flexors Weakness Treatment: The patient received the same treatment as above except on the opposite side.
Again, the hip flexors in the against-gravity position for the less affected side were a significant correlate of functional walking capacity compared with the other muscles within the index.
For the measurement of elbow flexors, participants were seated on a regular chair, with the upper arm along the body, the elbow joint in 90[degrees] and forearm supinated.