medial head

me·di·al head

the head of origin closest to the midline. Terminologia Anatomica lists medial head (caput mediale) of the following: 1) triceps brachii [TA] (... musculi tricipitis brachii [TA]); 2) gastrocnemius [TA] (... musculi gastrocnemii [TA]); and 3) flexor hallucis brevis [TA] (... musculi flexoris hallucis brevis [TA]).
Synonym(s): caput mediale [TA]
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Baker's cysts are situated between the medial head of the gastrocnemius muscle and the insertion of the semimembranous muscle.
Barclays Plc (LSE: BARC) has announced that it has hired a global medial head, according to Reuters.
The triceps muscle fills the triangular area between the caudal border of the scapula, the humerus and the olecranon into the direction of the withers and is clearly visible, the long head arises from the caudal margin of the scapula and inserts on the lateral and posterior part of the ulna, the lateral head arises from the lateral aspect of the shaft of the humerus and its tendon of insertion on the olecranon of tlve ulna, in addition to the medial head which arises from the medial aspect of the shaft of the humerus and inserts on the medial surface of the olecranon of the ulna.
Examined muscles of upper and lower extremity Proximal muscles Distal muscles Deltoid- medial head Brachioradialis Biceps brachii Flexor carpi radialis Triceps Extansor digitorum communis Iliopsoas Flexor carpi ulnaris Tensor facia lata First dorsal interossous Rectus femoris Tibialis anterior Vastus lateralis Peroneus longus Vastus medialis Gastrocnemius medial head Table 2.
The large medial head originates by fleshy fibers from the intercondylar area of the femur.
Intra-operatively, on passive flexion and extension of the elbow, the ulnar nerve as well as the medial head of the triceps were noted to dislocate over the medial epicondyle, confirming the diagnosis.
16) Briefly, fixation of the medial column was performed first, using an incision made 1 cm posterior to the posteromedial border of the tibial metaphysis, with dissection through the interval between the pes anserinus tendons and the medial head of the gastrocnemius (Fig.
It has been proposed that the lower medial end of the muscle can be palpated directly between the semitendinosus tendon and the medial head of the gastrocnemius muscle (Figures 3 and 4) (Travell and Simons 1999).
hypertrophic scarring, granulation, or a prominent medial head of the sternocleidomastoid muscle) made no difference in the quality of the seal.
This is an excellent movement for the shoulder with emphasis on the medial head.
In the treatment of radial head fractures, the proximal medial head is used for visualization, the lateral or anterolateral portal for K-wire insertion into the fractured piece as a joy stick, and the posterolateral portal for instrumentation.
They are made up of three elements: the inferior segment of the medial head of the clavicle, the notch on the upper lateral part of the sternum, and the cartilage of the first rib.

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