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medial (to)

in anatomy, describes position of a structure as nearer to the middle of the body, in the coronal (side-to-side) plane, when in the anatomical position. Opposite of lateral.
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In one TEF specimen, the tendon tore mid-substance, 1 cm medial to the medial row suture anchors (Table 2).
Medial to the scar band, the canal was filled with fibrous tissue.
This created suture passes through the tendons that were 13 mm medial to the lateral edge to allow complete coverage of the footprint.
Clinically, the diagnosis of an osteoma arising medial to the EAC isthmus was made.
Tilt was considered congruent, conversely, when contact appeared to be present throughout the articulation, from medial to lateral.
The sphenoid sinus ostium was located just medial to the inferior portion of the supreme turbinate.
She now complained of pain and pressure medial to the left eye, epiphora, and intermittent purulent lacrimal drainage.
The brachial artery descends on the anterior aspect of the brachialis just medial to the biceps and bifurcates into the radial and ulnar artery at the level of the radial head.
On palpation, a firm, semimobile, painless, well-circumscribed, nonpulsatile, 4-cm mass was detected medial to the right mandibular angle and upper cervical region deep to the sternocleidomastoid muscle.
A lower extremity that is in varus will have its mechanical axis positioned medial to the midline of the knee.
49] The mucosal wave is defined as the motion of the mucosal cover, which effectuates an elliptical "rolling" motion in the frontal plane, moving from caudal to cranial and from medial to lateral.
As the passage of the weightbearing axis was changed from the medial to the lateral compartment by valgus osteotomy, the M/L ratio was decreased, which was interpreted to mean a decrease in osteosclerosis of the medial compartment.

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