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Abductor (Definition)

When a muscle contracts and moves an arm, leg, figer, toe away from the body it is an abductor. When it moves it towards the body ...Read more


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Which kind of nerve impingement arising from the shoulder refers pain to the medial epicondyle if the humerus?

Which kind of nerve impingement  arising from the shoulder refers pain to the medial epicondyle if the humerus?

Ulnar nerve: Typically, if you have pain along the medial epicondyle, that is where the ulnar nerve travels. If you have impingement upon this nerve there are usually other symptoms including numbness and tingling in the 4th and 5th fingers. In the extreme situations there may be weakness of these fingers. There is often pain when tapping over the nerve at the medial epicodyle. ...Read more

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What part of the clavicle attaches to the scapula?

What part of the clavicle attaches to the scapula?

The distal end: The distal end of the clavicle forms the acromioclavicular joint where it meets the acromion process of the scapula. The joint is held together with ligaments. The joint rotates to allow the scapula to move. ...Read more

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Mri showed tear in the gluteus maximus upon the insertion of the it band on the right hip. I have pain in the back side of my hip around the side of m?

Mri showed tear in the gluteus maximus upon the insertion of the it band on the right hip. I have pain in the back side of my hip around the side of m?

Tear.: Sounds like the pain your having is caused by the gluteus tear. Hopefully, this can be healed without surgery, but you might need an orthopedic surgeon to evaluate it. ...Read more

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What muscle groups are the most important in flexion and extension of the elbow?

What muscle groups are the most important in flexion and extension of the elbow?

Let us see: The triceps brachii muscle is the primary extensor of the elbow the bicep is the major flexer of the elbow. ...Read more

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What does "capsular stripping from the lateral margin of the left acetabular labrum region of the dome of the acetabulum" hip MRI with contrast?

What does "capsular stripping from the lateral margin of the left acetabular labrum region of the dome of the acetabulum" hip MRI with contrast?

Trauma?: This implies some type of trauma to the capsule, which is the fibrous tissue that holds joint together. Generally should heal conservatively, with time and rest and pt. Should not need surgical intervention if the labrum is not torn. ...Read more

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With a shoulder injury....can using the tens machine further injury the muscles? Mainly the leveator scapula....

With a shoulder injury....can using the tens machine further injury the muscles? Mainly the leveator scapula....

Doubtful: TENS often blocks the pain signals and can relieve the discomfort. The strength of the impulses can be adjusted, so make sure not to turn the impulses up so high so the muscle is "overcontracting." Simply judge your response to the TENS treatments to guide your frequency of use. ...Read more

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What does peritendinous thickening around the biceps tendon with anterior displacement of the biceps tendon mean?

What does peritendinous thickening around the biceps tendon with anterior displacement of the biceps tendon mean?

Inflammation: When a tendon gets inflamed, you will often get an inflammatory tissue that forms around the tendon. Sometimes there is enough that it can push the tendon forward. So you have an inflammation of the tendon (tendonitis). If not treated correctly, this can lead to rupture of the tendon. ...Read more

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Sarcoid lesions in marrow of humeral head and neck.Small 4 mm tear of the anterior fibers of the supraspinatus tendon.Rest of rotor cuff ok.-surgery?

How much pain : Are you having? If you are in persistent pain and cannot use your shoulder or have night pain, typically the tear would be responsible and surgery might be indicated. Most docs have to see the MRI to determine need for surgery. If you have little pain and or are using the shoulder without too much problems you probably dont need surgery. ...Read more

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Can the Achilles tear away from the lateral side of the soleus muscle?

Can the Achilles tear away from the lateral side of the soleus muscle?

Achilles : yes. Usually the Achilles' tendon ruptures above the insertion to the heel. But higher tears are possible. Get an MRI and see a podiatrist or orthopedic foot and ankle doctor ...Read more

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Could weakness and numbness in the rotator cuff down the arm from the shoulder be a full thickness tear?

Could weakness and numbness in the rotator cuff down the arm from the shoulder be a full thickness tear?

Unlikely for 18: Weakness and numbness in the arm is more likely from as c5 cervical disk then a rotator cuff tear if you are under 40, particularly without major trauma. ...Read more

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Joint and back pain and stiffness with numerous trigger points, most recent MRI of hand revealed a partial tear of the flexor pollicis longus tendon?

Joint and back pain and stiffness with numerous trigger points, most recent MRI of hand revealed a partial tear of the flexor pollicis longus tendon?

Arthritis: You have described an arthritis condition, of which there are many types. In addition to joint damage, many arthritides can cause tendon damage resulting in tears or ruptures. See a rheumatologist. (note "fibromyalgia" while causing tender points, does not result in tendon tears). ...Read more

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Tendinopathy near the insertion site of the supraspinatus tendon with mild ac joint hypertrophy. The ac joint generates mild impression on rotatorcuff?

Tendinopathy near the insertion site of the supraspinatus tendon with mild ac joint hypertrophy. The ac joint generates mild impression on rotatorcuff?

That is a statement : not a question. Just putting a ? mark does not let us kno what Ur question is. This is just stating an MRI reading of findings. Let us know if U had an injury or an insidious onset. Also what R Ur activities , overhead sports ( swimming , volleyball ,tennis, weight lifting R some). Please try again with these suggestions in Ur question . ...Read more

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Are there any tendons in back of the leg below the knee besides the Achilles tendon?

Are there any tendons in back of the leg below the knee besides the Achilles tendon?

Yes: The plantaris tendon and posterior tibialos tendon both arise from posterior muscles of the leg and connect to the foot. The Achilles' tendon is the largest of the posterior tendons. ...Read more

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I have pain over the bony point of the clavicle at the left base of my neck with radiating pain into the pecs and shoulder. Muscle strain?

I have pain over the bony point of the clavicle at the left base of my neck with radiating pain into the pecs and shoulder. Muscle strain?

Complex Joint: The shoulder is a complex joint, & many conditions/ injuries (rotator cuff injury, bursitits, tendonitis, labral pathology, etc).Can cause pain/ weakness. Some injuries of the soulder occur due to acute injury and some are from overuse. Ii suggest you see an orthopedist for a complete exam. http://drmarkgalland.com/category/shoulder/. ...Read more

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Is the hip flexor muscle right near the groin?

Is the hip flexor muscle right near the groin?

Yes: The pelvis and hips have a lot going on in terms of muscles and attachments. I suspect you could find a decent diagram online. ...Read more

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Is there any documentation of the plantaris muscle/tendon originating behind the medial part of the knee rather than lateral?

Is there any documentation of the plantaris muscle/tendon originating behind the medial part of the knee rather than lateral?

Plantaris: not that I have ever read. But I have seen a lot of abnormal anatomy cases lately. Abnormal Nerve distribution, extra tendons, etc. so..... Any thing is possible. ...Read more