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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.
milk leg phlegmasia alba dolens.
restless l's restless legs syndrome.
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A painful swelling of the leg occurring in women after childbirth as a result of clotting and inflammation of the femoral veins.
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'milk' legPhlegmasia alba dolens Obstetrics Extensive deep vein or iliofemoral thrombosis due to stasis of uterine blood, accompanied by painful swelling and pallor of the entire leg, a condition once common in parturition–hence, 'milk leg', more often seen after abdominal or pelvic surgery; with progression, veins become thrombosed, blood can't return to heart, leg becomes cool, painful, cyanotic–phlegmasia cerulea dolens–painful blue leg. See Deep vein thrombosis.
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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 legValgus knee.
Elephantiasis of the legs.
An uncorrected posterior displacement of the knee bones, followed by ankylosis at the joint.
milk legPhlegmasia alba dolens.
restless legSee: restless legs syndrome
scissor legScissor gait.
white legPhlegmasia alba dolens.
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