tibialis anterior


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tibialis anterior

[tib′ē·ā′lis]
Etymology: L, tibia + anticus, in front
one of the anterior crural muscles of the leg, situated on the lateral side of the tibia. It is a thick fleshy muscle proximally and tendinous distally. The muscle dorsiflexes and inverts the foot. Also called tibialis anticus. Compare extensor digitorum longus.
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Tibialis anterior

tibialis anterior

lower-leg anterior-compartment muscle
  • origin upper segment of lateral surface of tibia and local interosseous membrane

  • insertion medial side of medial cuneiform and adjacent plantar aspect of first metatarsal base (with insertion peroneus longus tendon)

  • nerve supply deep peroneal nerve

  • action ankle dorsiflexion and subtalar joint inversion (supination) in non-weight-bearing foot; aids balance of lower leg and talus on other tarsal bones (so that leg remains vertical even when walking on uneven ground) in weight-bearing foot

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Tibialis anterior turnover flap coverage of exposed tibia in a severely burned patient.
Caption: Figure 3: Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) administration prevents the decreased fiber diameter of the tibialis anterior (TA) muscle in high fat diet- (HFD-) induced skeletal muscle atrophy.
Caption: FIGURE 2: Representation of the fibular-based posterolateral corner reconstruction with tibialis anterior allograft and its relationship to the condylar femoral constrained prosthesis.
In the leg, tibialis anterior is the most commonly involved muscle and most reported in the literature.
We found a defect of fascia with 8 cm in length [Figure 3] and the muscle hernia of left tibialis anterior upon surgery.
61% Table II--Statistical analysis (mean [+ or -] standard deviation) of tests with open and closed eyes, with (Y) and without (N) tape, related to postural control (COP = Centre of Pressure) and myoelectrical activity of Tibialis Anterior muscle (RMS TA) and of Peroneus Longus muscle (RMS PL).
When non-progressive isolated fasciculations of the tibialis anterior muscle, it has to been examined the 5th lumbar root and the deep peroneal nerve, as localizer sensory symptoms may be absent (4), and to rule out any more diffuse neurogenic processes.
Foot drop or tibialis anterior muscle weakness is caused by multiple neurological conditions such as brain lesion (3,4), spinal cord disease (5), multiple sclerosis (6), common fibular nerve mononeuropathy (2) and degenerative lumbar vertebral diseases (7,8,9,10,11).
A single needle was inserted into Stomach-36 (ST-36), which is located on the anterior aspect of the lower leg, distal to the anterior crest of the tibia within the tibialis anterior musculature.
Parthenolide treatment could effectively preserve the body weight, improve the mass of gastrocnemius and tibialis anterior muscles, and alleviate tumor burden.
Moreover, three weeks after a single intramuscular injection, functional assessment revealed a significant increase in strength of the targeted tibialis anterior muscle (+18%, p<0.