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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In the lower third, this tendon was transiting medially, taking relation with the deep aspect of the basilic vein and the medial antebrachial cutaneous nerve, applied to the medial head of the brachial triceps muscle.
Clavicle was reached by an incision started at upper point of sternum through laterally to the medial head of clavicle.
Needle electromyography Muscle Fibs/PSWs MUAP Recruitment Left tibialis anterior ++/ ++ Normal Reduced Left peroneus longus ++/ ++ Normal Reduced Left biceps femoris (short head) None Normal Complete Left gastrocnemius (medial head) None Normal Complete Left tensor fascia lata None Normal Complete Right tibialis anterior None Normal Complete Right peroneus longus None Normal Complete Right biceps femoris (short head) None Normal Complete Right gastrocnemius (medial head) None Normal Complete Fibs: Fibrillation potentials; PSWs: Positive sharp waves; MUAP: Motor unit action potential.
Conversely, AFDL is speculated to represent an evolutionary remnant of the portion of the flexor hallucis longus muscle that migrated from the leg to the plantar foot to become the medial head of the quadratus plantae muscle [16, 35, 36].
A palpable mass behind the knee joint, which typically expands the subcutaneous tissue, occurs between the semimembranosus and medial head of the gastrocnemius tendons [4, 5].
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 probable cause of such hypermobility is congenital laxity of supporting ligaments (epicondyloolecranial ligament) [3,4], dysplasia of the retrocondylar ulnar groove [10], pushing out the ulnar nerve from its sulcus by the prominent medial head of triceps muscle when flexing the elbow [10,11-13], muscular anomalies and muscular variations around the medial elbow [14,15].
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.
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.

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