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leg

 [leg]
1. that section of the lower limb between the knee and ankle; called also crus.
2. in common usage, the entire lower limb (in which case, the part below the knee is called the lower leg).
3. any of the four limbs of a quadruped.
bayonet leg ankylosis of the knee after backward displacement of the tibia and fibula.
bow leg see bowleg.

leg

(leg),
1. The segment of the inferior limb between the knee and the ankle.
2. A structure resembling a leg.
3. Colloquially, the entire inferior limb.
Synonym(s): crus (1) [TA]

leg

(lĕg)
n.
1.
a. One of the limbs or appendages that an animal uses for locomotion or support.
b. One of the lower or hind limbs in humans and other primates.
c. The part of the limb between the knee and foot in vertebrates.
d. The back part of the hindquarter of a meat animal.
2. A supporting part resembling a leg in shape or function.

leg

See Bird leg, Champagne bottle leg, Tennis leg.

leg

(leg)
1. The segment of the inferior limb between the knee and the ankle; commonly used to mean the entire inferior limb.
2. A structure resembling a leg.
Synonym(s): crus (1) [TA] .

leg

(leg)
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MUSCLES OF THE LEG: Anterior view
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MUSCLES OF THE LEG: Anterior view
In common usage, the entire lower limb, or from hip to ankle; anatomically, only the lower leg, from knee to ankle, the tibia and fibula. See: illustration

bandy leg

Valgus knee.

Barbados leg

Elephantiasis of the legs.

bayonet leg

An uncorrected posterior displacement of the knee bones, followed by ankylosis at the joint.

milk leg

Phlegmasia alba dolens.

restless leg

See: restless legs syndrome

scissor leg

Scissor gait.

white leg

Phlegmasia alba dolens.

leg

(leg)
1. [TA] Segment of inferior limb between knee and ankle.
2. A structure resembling a leg.
3. Colloquially, the entire inferior limb.

Patient discussion about leg

Q. HOW CAN YOU STOP LEAKING LEGS CAUSED BY EDEOMA AND WHAT CAN WE USE TO COVER THE LEG TO STOP HIS TROUSERS RUBBI MY SON IS VERY OVER WEIGHT AND HAS VERY BAD LEGS WHICH LEAK WATER ALL DAY HE IS A TAXI DRIVER WITH HIS OWN BUSSINESS HE TAKES ANTIBIOTICS TO STOP INFECTIONS BUT FINDS HIS LEGS GET SOCKED WHAT DRESSING COULD HE USE

A. from your question it seems to me that your son needs to take care of his problem,what does his DR say? wrapping his legs up my not be the right answer,because that fluid has to go somewhere? antibiotics are good,but sooner or later infection can take over,once his body adjust to them,in other words he cannot take them forever.right now trying to cover up the symtoms of his problems is not the right thing to do. OBESITY,is what your sons diag is the complications of obesity are;hypertension(high blood pressure)--stokes are twice as likely to accur in obese people. coronary heart disease is more common,particularly in obese men,under the age of 40yrs. diabetes mellitus,increased rick of cancer of the colon,rectum cancer,prostrate cancer joint and arthritis problems,that are agrravated by obesity.(hips)(knees)(back).some people who have been seriously obese for much of there lives can lose weight without regaining it. as when trying to give up smoking or alcohol,the essential elem

Q. How to prevent leg cramps? Every night I get terrible leg cramps that wake me up from my sleep. This only started happening during my pregnancy. How can I stop it from happening?

A. You can try to prevent night cramps by wearing socks to bed or by pressing your foot against the bed board. If the painful cramps continue, ask your doctor about calcium or magnesium supplements as they can sometimes help.

Q. Why do you have to amputate legs in Diabetic patients? And how can I avoid that? I’ll appreciate an honest answer.

A. Here is a very detailed information about that, it has even some videos that gives an idea about how it happens:
http://yourtotalhealth.ivillage.com/foot-leg-amputation-diabetes.html
there’s a link there to prevention too.

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