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flex·or

 (flĕk′sər)
n.
A muscle that when contracted acts to bend a joint or limb in the body.

[New Latin, from Latin flexus, past participle of flectere, to bend.]

flexor

(ˈflɛksə)
n
(Anatomy) any muscle whose contraction serves to bend a joint or limb. Compare extensor
[C17: New Latin; see flex]

flex•or

(ˈflɛk sər)

n.
a muscle that serves to flex or bend a part of the body.
[1605–15; < New Latin; see flex1, -tor]

flex·or

(flĕk′sər)
A muscle that bends or flexes a joint. Compare extensor.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.flexor - a skeletal muscle whose contraction bends a jointflexor - a skeletal muscle whose contraction bends a joint
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
extensor, extensor muscle - a skeletal muscle whose contraction extends or stretches a body part
Translations

flexor

[ˈfleksəʳ]
A. Nflexor m, músculo m flexor
B. ADJflexor

flexor (muscle)

nBeuger m

flex·or

n. flexor, músculo que hace flexionar una articulación.

flexor

adj & n flexor m
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Functional outcome of flexor tendon repair of the hand at Zone 5 and post operative early mobilization of the fingers.
During the procedure, after hydrodissecting the nerve from the retinaculum, we found it possible to position the needle tip virtually anywhere in the carpal tunnel; superficial to the nerve, to either the radial or medial side of the nerve, and, importantly, deep to the nerve , which allowed injection of fluid into the tenosynovium of the flexor tendon groups.
The navicular bone became infected and it's into the flexor tendon as well and the infection is taking some closing down.
These include masses within the flexor tendon, or the tendon sheath such as intratendinous fibromas, giant cell tumours, flexor tendon xanthomas and lipomas.
Next, the flexor tendon and the A1 pulley were identified and isolated.
Zone II flexor tendon injuries represent a significant challenge for hand surgeons.
The effect of ultrasound on flexor tendon repairs in the rabbit.
Garret Anderson returned Sunday after spending over a month on the disabled list with a slight tear in his right hip flexor tendon and went 0 for 3.
Examination showed severe tenosynovitis of the digital flexor tendon with intense edema and compartmental signs (online Appendix Figure, available from www.
Conversely, minor damage to structures such as the deep digital flexor tendon or collateral ligaments can be recognised and stand a good chance of resolving with appropriate treatment and management even though the lameness had persisted for a long time.
On the flexor side of the parietal layer, are ligamentous annular and cruciate pulleys that tether down the flexor tendon to the osseous structures of the hand.
This empirical correlation between the P pattern of flexor tendon morphology and arboreality led us to analyze this character in the marsupial groups Didelphidae, Phalangeridae, and Dasyuridae, which include fully arboreal forms like Phalanger, Thylamys, Micoureus, and Caluromys; scansorial forms such as Didelphis and Myoictis; and strongly terrestrial forms like Metachirus and Monodelphis.