trapezius muscle


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Noun1.trapezius muscle - either of two flat triangular muscles of the shoulder and upper back that are involved in moving the shoulders and armstrapezius muscle - either of two flat triangular muscles of the shoulder and upper back that are involved in moving the shoulders and arms
skeletal muscle, striated muscle - a muscle that is connected at either or both ends to a bone and so move parts of the skeleton; a muscle that is characterized by transverse stripes
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Graham was taken to hospital and diagnosed with 'cervical neck concussion' following pain in his subscapularis, large muscle located under the shoulder-joint and the trapezius muscle, one of the major muscles used for moving, rotating and extending the head at the neck.
Using this method, the upper trapezius muscle thickness was measured at the most bulky area of the muscle (Figure 2).
At this point, the straight abdominal muscle has to work with the trapezius muscle and the broad back muscle--the take-off leg is stretched in the foot, knee, and hip, as is the torso--the calf muscle is substantially involved.
She had decreased strength of the trapezius muscle, sternocleidomastoid muscle, and proximal limbs, particularly the proximal part of the left lower limb, together with tenderness.
7,8,5] In recent years, some authors have reported their good experience with trapezius muscle transfer for the paralytic shoulder after brachial plexus injuries.
Palpation was performed for crepitation and tenderness over greater tuberosity, bicipital groove, acromioclavicular junction, trapezius muscle, cervical spinous processes and paraspinal muscles.
Ultrasonic characterization of the upper trapezius muscle in patients with chronic neck pain.
2009) reported that KT application increased EMG activity of lower trapezius muscle during shoulder abduction in amateur baseball players.
At the lower part of the right trapezius muscle, tense bands were evident.
The distal end of the proximal (medial) fragment was observed to have disrupted the periosteal sleeve with significant posterior displacement into the trapezius muscle.
Usually thoracotomy enters the thoracic cavity through the 3th intercostal space, and cuts part of latissimus dorsi, serratus anterior muscle, and trapezius muscle, which cause patients great damage.