gracilis muscle


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grac·i·lis mus·cle

(gras'i-lis mŭs'ĕl)
Origin, ramus of pubis near symphysis; insertion, shaft of tibia below medial tuberosity (seepes anserinus);action, adducts thigh, flexes knee, rotates leg medially; nerve supply, obturator.
Synonym(s): musculus gracilis [TA] .

gracilis muscle

Thigh muscle. Origin: lower half of pubis. Insertion: proximal medial tibia. Nerve: obturator (L2-L3). Action: adducts, flexes, and medially rotates thigh.
See: leg for illus. (Muscles of the leg)
See also: muscle

gracilis muscle

a muscle which occupies the medial surface of the thigh; arises from the pelvic symphysis and inserts on the tibial crest. See Table 13.

gracilis muscle muscle rupture
a common injury in racing Greyhounds, causing lameness, inability to extend the stifle, and an obvious swelling in the medial thigh. Called also dropped muscle.
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Notably, there was no particular long-term morbidity or complication related to gracilis muscle harvest.
All patients in our series underwent transperineal repair with gracilis muscle interposition flaps for fistula ranging from 2-4 cm in length located between the bladder neck and the membranous urethra.
Other series have reported stress incontinence rates of 58% following transperineal with gracilis muscle interposition repair.
Complex RUF can be closed successfully using a transperineal approach with gracilis muscle interposition.
Gracilis muscle interposition for the treatment of rectourethral, rectovaginal, and pouch-vaginal fistulas: Results in 53 patients.
The morphological and morphometric analysis allow us suggest descriptive parameters for these muscles the histological analysis allow us conclude the gracilis muscle and sartorius muscle fibers are not linked, but kept together by a conjunctive tissue, thus, being inserted into the medial side of the tibia.
Muscle Morphology Gracilis muscle (GM)--Located in the medial compartment of the thigh, maintaining the same width from the origin point until its union with the sartorius muscle.
BUCKS YAHOO will miss next month's National Sprint at Nottingham, and, indeed, his racing future is in doubt, after tearing a gracilis muscle when beaten at odds of 1-5 in a 305m open at the track on Monday, writes Jonathan Kay.
Measuring the SEMG of these muscles under static conditions creates little or no problems, but under complex dynamic conditions, the sartorius and gracilis muscles disappear from under the electrodes as does the M.
The anterior division of the obturator nerve, nerves to adductor longus and gracilis muscles, were located.