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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

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

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.
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Despite many surgical techniques and appropriate rehabilitation programs, flexor tendon injuries may be associated with adhesion formation and loss of hand function.3,4 Primary surgical repair with restoration of length, strength and gliding excursion of tendon cut is essential and primary repair would have the best outcome.
ADL score was different significantly between the two groups after 6 and 12 months respectively, and the satisfaction rate was better in reconstruction group in which complications of surgery related scaring, bowstringing of flexor tendon, responsive sympathetic dystrophy and rigidity of wrist joint was less.
Our rationale was that the patients would not care about their recovery of sensation after primary repair of digital nerve when there was a simultaneous flexor tendon injury.
Psychometric characteristics of Duruoz Hand Index in patients with traumatic hand flexor tendon injuries.
Flexor tendon tears in the hand: Use of MR imaging to diagnose degree of injury in a cadaver model.
Effects of sodium-hyaluronate and glucosaminechondroitin sulfate on remodeling stage of tenotomized superficial digital flexor tendon in rabbits: A clinical, histopathological, ultrastructural and biomechanical study.
The flexion-extension motion of the prosthetic thumb is achieved by pulling the flexor tendon using body power.
In this study, the isolation and verification of stem cells from heritage-breed turkeys' flexor tendon are evaluated.
In newborn calves, contraction or shortening of flexor tendons results in knuckling of fetlock joint frequently and carpal joint rarely.
Anatomy of the flexor tendon sheath and pulleys of the thumb.
There was no difference between common flexor tendon and common extensor tendon.
Recently, turkey reoviruses have been isolated from gastrocnemius and digital flexor tendons and synovial fluids of 15-week-old lame turkeys, some of which had ruptured gastrocnemius or digital flexor as well as consistent histological evidence of lymphocytic tenosynovitis.