gracilis muscle


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grac·i·lis mus·cle

(gras'i-lis mŭs'ĕl)
Origin, ramus of pubis near symphysis; insertion, shaft of tibia below medial tuberosity (seepes anserinus);action, adducts thigh, flexes knee, rotates leg medially; nerve supply, obturator.
Synonym(s): musculus gracilis [TA] .

gracilis muscle

Thigh muscle. Origin: lower half of pubis. Insertion: proximal medial tibia. Nerve: obturator (L2-L3). Action: adducts, flexes, and medially rotates thigh.
See: leg for illus. (Muscles of the leg)
See also: muscle
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The medial circumflex femoral artery is the dominant pedicle to the gracilis muscle. The dominant pedicle enters the muscle 6-10 cm below the pubic tubercle.
Notably, there was no particular long-term morbidity or complication related to gracilis muscle harvest.
He added that the gracilis muscle is "far from perfect" as a graft.
The basic anatomy of the gracilis muscle, especially its extramuscular blood supply and its innervation, has been well and extensively documented and understood in the past (Magden et al, 2010; Tayler et al.).
Black Francis has been retired after tearing a gracilis muscle in his semi-final.
He said: "It's turned out to be a strained gracilis muscle - and she should be back at the end of March.
The posterior members were dissected till the gracilis and sartorius muscles level, when were executed the morphometry, obtaining the cross section area and the histological analysis of the macroscopic between the gracilis muscle and the sartorius muscle.
CHARLIE LISTER fears for the racing future of Tyrur Supermac after the August 2012 dog tore a gracilis muscle when seeking to complete a five-timer at Sheffield on Tuesday.
ohnny oned it was racing when ed His trainer Johnny Kavanagh reckoned all over from a point of view it was diagnosed he had torn a gracilis muscle with the dog approaching his fourth birthday.
BALLYMAC PEN suffered a gracilis muscle injury when well beaten from what appeared a winning position in last week's Charlie Miller Stayers final at Hove and faces three months on the sidelines, writes Jonathan Kay.
Mark Wallis, whose Mountjoy Orion damaged a gracilis muscle when trailing the field in the Essex Vase final, reported Ayamzaman relatively unscathed after a nasty-looking incident in a 400m open but the prolific winner will now be put away for the year meaning his final tally of open wins is 21.