psoas muscle

psoas muscle

A two-part muscle running from the front of the lower spine to the margin of the pelvis (psoas minor) and to the front of the top of the thigh bone (femur) (psoas major). Its action is to raise the thigh forwards.
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The CT scan showed that the nephroureterostomy tube entered the back just left of the midline at the level of L3, passed over the left transverse process of L4, and through the medial aspect of the left psoas muscle traveling in close proximity to the exiting left L3 nerve root (Fig.
A MRI gadolinium-enhanced T1-weighted fat-saturated axial slice at L2/L3 level showed a lobulated avidly enhancing right paraspinal softtissue mass displacing and invading the psoas muscle and erector spinae muscle group and extended to insinuate into the spinal canal, displacing and compressing the thecal sac to the left (Fig.
I start at the pelvic brim as the ureter crosses over the anteromedial aspect of the psoas muscle and bifurcation of the common iliac artery.
Using an oblique lateral trajectory away from the posterior nerves within the psoas muscle, this procedure is an alternative to approaches dependent on neuromonitoring to traverse the psoas muscle.
Unlike what they may have experienced in traditional group therapy, those attending this workshop will have the chance to release deep-seated stress from the body's core psoas muscle, using tension-release exercises facilitated by Galeano and Balsley.
This demonstrated a small hip effusion with a large gas containing echogenic collection in the left psoas muscle (figure 3).
The researchers examined, via CT scans, the size and density of each patient's psoas muscle, which runs along both sides of the spine.
One specialist believes Rimmer is suffering from an overload of pressure in his psoas muscle, while another believes a hernia is the cause of the problems.
Durkin was experiencing spontaneous bleeding into the psoas muscle, the muscle that joins the lower back and the inner thigh and is responsible for leg movement and spine flexibility.
The 2003 Australian Open finalist injured the psoas muscle in her groin in the second round and was heavily strapped heading into Friday's match, FOX Sports reports.