epicondyles


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epicondyles

bony eminences on the sides of the lower end of the femur and of the humerus, which provide attachment for tendons around the knee and elbow joints. epicondylitis inflammation of the muscles and tendons around the elbow. Can occur if either the lateral (outer) structures or the medial (inner) structures are subjected to excess or repetitive stress. lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow) is associated with racquet sports and weight training. medial epicondylitis (golfer's elbow, javelin thrower's elbow) an overuse injury associated with poor lifting techniques.
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Instead, the trimline of the socket was kept as high as possible or just below the epicondyles of the femur so as to provide mediolateral control about the knee joint.
The ulnar nerve penetrates the medial intermuscular septum, travels behind the medial epicondyle in the cubital tunnel, and courses distally between the flexor carpi ulnaris (FCU) and the FDS.
In addition, both designs address the problem of discomfort just proximal to the epicondyles.
However, evidence of local, non-neuronal production of catecholamines (not ACh), has been recently demonstrated in fibroblasts at the muscle origin of the lateral and medial epicondyles, in patients with tennis and golf elbow.
In most cases the muscular origins at the epicondyles are also disrupted.
The knee joint center position was defined as the midpoint between the lateral and medial femoral epicondyles.
During these static trials, additional markers were located on the medial femoral epicondyles, the medial mechanical ankle joint, and the medial malleolus on the intact side.
Femoral length was the distance between the superior greater trochanter and most distal aspect of the lateral femoral epicondyles (Ganley and Powers, 2004).
Elbow flexor-extensor kinematic parameters correspond to the rotation of the longitudinal axis fixed to the forearm segment around the transverse axis passing through the medial and lateral epicondyles of the arm segment [25].