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flexor

 [flek´ser]
1. causing flexion.
2. a muscle that flexes a joint; see muscle.

flex·or

(flek'sŏr), [TA]
A muscle the action of which is to flex a joint.

flexor

/flex·or/ (flek´ser)
1. causing flexion.
2. a muscle that flexes a joint.

flexor retina´culum  see entries under retinaculum.

flexor

(flĕk′sər)
n.
A muscle that when contracted acts to bend a joint or limb in the body.

flexor

[flek′sər]
Etymology: L, bender
a muscle that flexes a joint.

flex·or

(fleks'ŏr) [TA]
A muscle the action of which is to flex a joint.

flexor

A muscle that bends (flexes) a joint. A muscle that straightens (extends) a joint is called an extensor.

flexor

any muscle that brings about the bending of a limb.

flexor

a muscle bringing about joint flexion

flexor

any muscle that flexes a joint. See Table 13.

flexor reflex
a spinal reflex in which a painful (pressure) stimulus applied to a toe, coronary band or heel bulb, results in a flexion, or withdrawal, of the leg. A test of the integrity of the reflex arc and sensory pathways. Called also withdrawal reflex.
flexor retinaculum
any bracelet-like band of fibrous tissue on the flexor surface of a joint, e.g. transverse palmar carpal ligament.
flexor spasm
flexor tendon
tendons of the superficial and deep digital flexor muscles, situated behind the metacarpal or metatarsal bones.
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In conclusion, compared with conventional open decompression surgery, the characters of coronal Z-type lengthening of the transverse carpal ligament included; restoring normal anatomy of carpal tunnel, stable construction of carpal tunnel, keeping trochlear function of transverse carpal ligament to flexor tendon, preventing bowstringnig of flexor tendon and restoring grip strength.
Left Hip Flexors Weakness Treatment: Hip flexors are mainly innervated by L2-3 spinal nerves.
In addition, the entire procedure was described and patients were shown how our technique differs from blind carpal tunnel steroid injection, ie, that hydrodissection (using the jet of injected isotonic fluid from the needle tip) is used to separate the median nerve from the deep surface of the flexor retinaculum along nearly its entire course within the carpal tunnel, which is a series of perforations of the flexor retinaculum is done along the long axis of the forearm from the distal to the proximal borders of the carpal tunnel.
The muscle groups we assessed were the hip flexors and hip extensors, and the separate muscles we tested were the knee flexors, knee extensors, ankle dorsiflexor, and ankle plantar flexors (gastrocnemius and soleus).
abductor y flexor digital I breve: Se originan en el ligamento palmar del carpo, insertandose en la cara abaxial y axial, respectivamente y proximal de la falange proximal.
The Calf Flexor makes it much easier to flex your ankles, put simply, they're an exerciser for use while seated.
Adaptive shortening of the long flexor is defined as the angle at the PIP joint with the wrist kept in neutral, 30 degrees of extension and 60 degrees of extension.
En la region del pie, los musculos lumbricales fueron dos cuerpos carnosos, que se originaron en la bifurcacion de los tendones del flexor digital profundo, para terminar en medial de la falange proximal de los dedos III y IV.
Biological membrane placed circumferentially around repaired flexor tendon found useful in reducing adhesions from the surrounding tissues in chicken.
Despite advances in surgical techniques and improvements in postoperative rehabilitation programs, adhesions between the tendon and the surrounding tissues continue to be an important problem following primary flexor tendon repair, particularly in zone II, which extends from the A1 pulley to the distal insertion of the flexor digitorum superficialis (FDS) tendon in the finger.
MRI of hand is suggestive of synovial thickening flexor tendons from distal forearm to head of metacarpal level.