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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.
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milk leg

n.
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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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 in recent 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
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'milk' leg

Phlegmasia 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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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.
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