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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

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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Conventional treatment involves carpal tunnel decompression by excising the flexor retinaculum and transverse carpal ligament.
Many studies have appeared comparing open surgical flexor retinaculum release to blind injections of corticosteroids into the carpal tunnel, but there is no agreement on which is preferable.
Diagnostic ultrasonographical parameters in carpal tunnel syndrome demonstrated in previous studies can be listed as increased bowing of the flexor retinaculum, increased flattening ratio or above normal cross-sectional area of the median nerve in the carpal tunnel proximal (inlet), middle section, and outlet (distal) (10).
11) a variant origin of plantaris with two distinct heads, a lateral and medial which soon join together to form a common tendon inserted into flexor retinaculum of ankle is described.
13,14,15,16) If conservative intervention fails to relieve symptoms, surgical approaches may be explored, such as microsurgical decompression of the tibial nerve with splitting of the flexor retinaculum.
No true connection exists between the SDF tendon and the flexor retinaculum as Colas states while accurately reporting the connection between the SDF and the palmar fascia.
These fibers of soleus in the distal third of the leg became tendinous and finally inserted on the flexor retinaculum.
These muscle fibers separated from the lower part of the flexor carpi ulnaris and formed a small muscle belly, which crossed ulnar nerve and vessels, median nerve and ended in a broad aponeurosis which crossed the tendons of flexor digitorum superficialis and merged with the deep fascia and flexor retinaculum (Fig.
It converges into a long tendon which passes anterior (superficial) to flexor retinaculum.
During routine dissection of an old male cadaver we observed an anomalous muscle was found to take it's origin from the antebrachial fascia and flexor retinaculum, traversed ulnar canal (Guyon's) superficial to ulnar vessels and nerves to reach the proximal part of abductor digiti minimi.
Gurmit Singh observed rare case of bipennate first lumbrical muscle with the additional origin from the flexor digitorumsuperficialis in the hand distal to flexor retinaculum.