medial head

me·di·al head

the head of origin closest to the midline. Terminologia Anatomica lists medial head (caput mediale) of the following: 1) triceps brachii [TA] (... musculi tricipitis brachii [TA]); 2) gastrocnemius [TA] (... musculi gastrocnemii [TA]); and 3) flexor hallucis brevis [TA] (... musculi flexoris hallucis brevis [TA]).
Synonym(s): caput mediale [TA]
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Both the medial head and lateral head can be used, but the former is more commonly utilised because of its larger size and the absence of the fibula which can represent an obstacle with regard to stretching and reaching the distant point for coverage.
Next, care is taken to expose the interval between the semimembranosus and medial head of the gastrocnemius, both of which are supplied by branches of the tibial nerve.
Normally, the myotendinous junction of plantaris occurs approximately at the level of origin of soleus muscle from tibia in the proximal part of leg, the long tendon passes between the medial head of gastrocnemius and soleus, continues along the medial aspect of tendocalcaneus for its insertion on calcaneum either independently or in association with tendocalcaneum, Andreo A Spina DC.
The cyst connected to the subgastrocnemius bursa through a path between the medial head of the gastrocnemius muscle and the semimem-branosus tendon (Figure 1(c)).
Baker's cysts are situated between the medial head of the gastrocnemius muscle and the insertion of the semimembranous muscle.
Barclays Plc (LSE: BARC) has announced that it has hired a global medial head, according to Reuters.
The popliteal fossa contains 6 of the numerous bursa of the knee; the bursa beneath the medial head of the gastrocnemius muscle and the semimembranosus tendon is most commonly involved in the formation of a popliteal cyst.
Figure-1: Plain film radiograph, demonstrating condensing osteitis as an area of increased density in inferior half the of the medial head of the left clavicle.
The triceps muscle fills the triangular area between the caudal border of the scapula, the humerus and the olecranon into the direction of the withers and is clearly visible, the long head arises from the caudal margin of the scapula and inserts on the lateral and posterior part of the ulna, the lateral head arises from the lateral aspect of the shaft of the humerus and its tendon of insertion on the olecranon of tlve ulna, in addition to the medial head which arises from the medial aspect of the shaft of the humerus and inserts on the medial surface of the olecranon of the ulna.
Examined muscles of upper and lower extremity Proximal muscles Distal muscles Deltoid- medial head Brachioradialis Biceps brachii Flexor carpi radialis Triceps Extansor digitorum communis Iliopsoas Flexor carpi ulnaris Tensor facia lata First dorsal interossous Rectus femoris Tibialis anterior Vastus lateralis Peroneus longus Vastus medialis Gastrocnemius medial head Table 2.
Sudden onset of pain, tenderness localized to the musculotendinous junction of the medial head of the gastrocnemius, and a palpable defect in the medial belly of the gastrocnemius just above the musculotendinous junction are pathognomonic for a gastrocnemius tear.
Two CH present in the deep plane (Figure 2) were lying side by side arising from the medial one-third of the superior surface of the clavicle; the medial head was fleshy and the lateral tendinous.

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