rectus abdominis


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rectus abdominis

[rek′təs]
one of a pair of anterolateral muscles of the abdomen, extending the whole length of the ventral aspect of the abdomen. The pair is separated by the linea alba. Each rectus arises in a lateral tendon from the crest of the pubis and is interlaced by a medial tendon with the muscle of the opposite side. The rectus abdominis inserts into the fifth, sixth, and seventh ribs. It functions to flex the vertebral column, tense the anterior abdominal wall, and assist in compressing the abdominal contents. Compare external abdominal oblique muscle, internal abdominal oblique muscle, pyramidalis, transversus abdominis.
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Electromyographic studies support this particular exercise, that is, the head raise, in isolating the rectus abdominis muscle.
Physical examination revealed sharp local pain on palpation over the left medial inguinal ligament, pubic symphysis, conjoint tendon and rectus abdominis insertion.
The eccentric contraction of non-dominant rectus abdominis followed by concentric contraction during the cocking phase of the serve motion is related as a specific tear injury mechanism (Maquirriain et al.
Surgery consisted of a broad reattachment of the inferolateral edge of the rectus abdominis with fascial investments to the pubis.
The examiners adjusted the orientation of the transducer and positioned this on the participant's abdomen until the medial borders of both rectus abdominis muscles were clearly visualised (Mota et al 2012) (Figure 4, Figure 5).
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If hip joint pathology can be excluded, the origin of pain is often related to an avulsive injury to the rectus abdominis and adductor common aponeurosis, which attaches to the anteroinferior capsule of the pubic symphysis.
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