flexor muscle


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flexor muscle

[TA]
muscle producing flexion, that is, a movement that bends or decreases the angle of joints.
Synonym(s): musculus flexor [TA]
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Whole FCU and forearm flexor muscle groups are lifted with the bone fragment from the medial epicondyle of the humerus and are shifted to the central and radial sides of the humerus.
In fact, the hip extensor and knee flexor muscles, which have the same thigh muscles in common (Table 2), induced the highest tensile strain in the proximal-posterior neck cortex (1433 [mu][epsilon]) and compressive strain in the anterior neck (-1671 [mu][epsilon]), the hip abductor muscles induced the highest compressive strain in the distal neck (-3353 [mu][epsilon]), and the hip flexor muscles induced the highest compressive strain in the proximal-posterior (-2718 [mu][epsilon]) neck cortex and tensile strain in the anterior neck (1089 [mu][epsilon]).
Similarly, increases in GCLS and GTLS values and endurance duration values of deep cervical flexor muscles were almost (except GTLS in 2nd week and endurance measure at 3rd month) statistically significant.
Mechanisms of injury to the iliopsoas may be due to sudden contraction of the hip flexor muscles while the hip is in a stretched position or during sprinting or kicking activities with the hip extended and stretched above its flexible limit.
One theory, that may explain the mechanism behind the short term and sustained improvements in both trunk extension and flexion strength, is related to possibly returning the hip flexor muscle group to a more normalized muscle length.
The analysis of prevalence of flexor muscles in the carpal tunnel between CTS patients and healthy controls did not reveal any different distribution for both genders.
Increases were seen in the activation and force of the hip flexor and knee flexor muscle groups while decreases were seen in the activation and force of the knee extensor, plantar flexor, and dorsiflexor muscle groups when subject-specific muscle parameters were used.
Winger Brent Tate, who damaged a hip flexor muscle in last Sunday's 52-0 semi-final win over Fiji, and loose forward Paul Gallen, who sat out training yesterday with a dead leg, have both been named in coach Ricky Stuart's starting line-up.
He strained a hip flexor muscle and didn't kick in the second half against Hawaii after missing three field goals of longer than 40 yards in the first half, all hooked to the left of the uprights.
This pose works the iliopsoas muscle." (The iliopsoas is the great flexor muscle of the hip joint, divisible in two parts--the iliac and great psoas.)
Therefore, it has been suggested that by increasing plantar flexor muscle strength an increase in plantar pressure may lead to an increased risk of ulceration.
The hip flexor muscle (iliopsoas) may be rubbing over the pelvic wall.

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