angle of pull

angle of pull

the angle at which a muscle pulls relative to the long axis of the bone on which it pulls. Example: the angle between the biceps brachii tendon and the radius in the forearm.
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The patella's ability to track straight in the trochlear groove is determined by the quadriceps' angle of pull.
The muscle fibers of these sections act as ropes that pull the shoulder blade upward, inward, or downward, depending on the angle of pull on the fibers.
Trends were noted regarding suture failure strength as a function of angle of pull on the suture in the anchor eyelet (Figure 5).
The angle of pull, size of the strap and buckle, and the presence of padding must be adjusted correctly in order for this component to be effective.
These sharp grooves are positioned in a mold along the angle of pull and perpendicular to the parting line, and they may become filled with die coating causing a void.