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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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KEY WORDS: Flexor Tendon Injury, Hand Function, Kessler Technique, Early Finger Mobilization, Zone 5.
As for flexor tendon tissue engineering, epitenon and endotenon cells are logical candidates.
14) It follows that the treatment of trigger thumb using these techniques on the pulley structures of the flexor tendon, the carpal tunnel and surrounding tissues is both appropriate and reasonable.
Tetrapods have flexor tendons in the palmar surface of the manus that transmit forces generated by superficial and deep forearm muscles to the digits.
Kuwada GT, Dockery GL: Modification of the flexor tendon transfer procedure for the correction of flexible hammertoes.
Changes in geometry of the finger flexor tendons in the carpal tunnel with wrist posture and tendon load: An MRI study on normal wrists.
Flexor tendon zone II is particularly challenging; sometimes the decision for a flexor digitorum profundus only repair is made.
According to his observations, this greater release would be achieved because of the close proximity of the surgical region to the insertion of the DDFT on the distal phalanx and unrestricted movement within the deep flexor tendon sheath.
Transverse carpal ligament was damaged unavoidably in conventional open decompression surgery, leading to unstable bony structure of carpal canal, bowstring of flexor tendon, permanent attenuated grip strength, even loss of work capacity for young workers.
If rehabilitation and adequate splinting are not applied flexor tendon injury can cause loss of finger movement, contractures and consequently may lead to disability.
Synovial transplantation provided early rehabilitations following flexor tendon grafting with carbon fibres in calves [11].