iliopsoas muscle


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il·i·o·pso·as mus·cle

(il'ē-op-sō'ăs mŭs'ĕl)
A compound muscle, consisting of the iliacus muscle and psoas major muscle.
Synonym(s): musculus iliopsoas [TA] .

iliopsoas muscle

The iliacus and psoas major muscles considered together.
See: leg for illus. (Muscles of the leg)
See also: muscle
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5 years showed that bilateral quadriceps and iliopsoas muscle strength were Level 3.
The mechanism of injury in children and adolescents is commonly a sudden, forceful contraction of the iliopsoas muscle.
The most common pathway, and the route taken in this case, is along the iliopsoas muscle into the thigh and through Hunter's canal to reach the medial part of the knee.
The main aim of the study has been an analysis of the changes in the spine curvature in the sagittal plane and the assessment of the elasticity of the pectoral and iliopsoas muscles among the subjects.
On the other side, the most powerful hip flexor, the iliopsoas muscle, is monoarticular with less moment arm length variations during various positions of trunk flexion (Carman and Milburn, 2005).
In the course of my research and study on the iliopsoas muscle I have now read about this phenomenon many times.
Prolonging exercises which use in traditional program such as the prolonging of the hip Flexor muscle and the iliopsoas muscle, and the Hamstring muscle should be appropriate to the levels of the beginners and increase gradually to the intermediate level (Norees, 2008).
A second pelvic CT was done, which disclosed an enlarged lesion on the iliopsoas muscle (Fig.
Attempted MR arthrography, with resultant extra-articular contrast extravasation, accounts for the increased signal within the left iliopsoas muscle as seen on the axial images (arrow in Fig.
On an abdominal-pelvic CT, an image compatible with a hematoma, approximately 9x8 mm in size related to the left iliopsoas muscle and on the left region of the pelvis towards the inguinal canal was observed (Fig.
CT examination of the abdomen and pelvis (with oral and IV contrast) demonstrated a large, complex, multiloculated fluid collection involving the left gluteal musculature, left illiacus muscle, left obturator internus muscle, left iliopsoas muscle, and the left iliopsoas bursae (Figures 2A, C and D) In addition, bone windows demonstrated erosive changes in the left sacroiliac joint (Figure 2B).
To measure iliopsoas muscle length, participants were positioned in supine with the knees flexed toward their chest just enough to flatten the low back against the treatment table.