inguinal falx

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inguinal falx

[TA]
common tendon of insertion of the transversus and internal oblique muscles into the crest and tubercle of the pubis and iliopectineal line; it is frequently largely muscular rather than aponeurotic and may be poorly developed; forms posterior wall of medial inguinal canal.

inguinal falx

the inferior terminal portion of the common aponeurosis of the internal abdominal oblique and the transverse abdominis. It is inserted into the crest of the pubis, just below the superficial inguinal ring, and strengthens that part of the anterior abdominal wall. The width and the strength of the inguinal falx vary. Also called conjoined tendon, falx inguinalis.

in·gui·nal falx

(ing'gwi-năl fawlks) [TA]
Common tendon of insertion of the transversus and internal oblique muscles into the crest and tubercle of the pubis and iliopectineal line; it is frequently largely muscular rather than aponeurotic and may be poorly developed; forms posterior wall of medial inguinal canal.
Synonym(s): falx inguinalis [TA] , Henle ligament.
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He received an MRI that night which revealed a tear in the left rectus abdominis, rectus sheath and a portion of the conjoint tendon.
Physical examination revealed sharp local pain on palpation over the left medial inguinal ligament, pubic symphysis, conjoint tendon and rectus abdominis insertion.
Diagnostic ultrasound imaging revealed a left rectus abdominis tear at the insertion on the pubic tubercle and a tear of a portion of the left conjoint tendon.
In modified Boytchevs procedure, the rerouted conjoint tendon which is passed deep to the subscapularis and reattached at its original anatomical location, acts as a dynamic brace over antero inferior aspect of the shoulder joint.
Furthermore, the piriformis and conjoint tendons, which are the external rotators of the hip, are ruptured or damaged in about 70% of patients, "and you can't repair them.