gastrocnemius muscle


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Noun1.gastrocnemius muscle - the muscle in the back part of the leg that forms the greater part of the calfgastrocnemius muscle - the muscle in the back part of the leg that forms the greater part of the calf; responsible for the plantar flexion of the foot
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
calf, sura - the muscular back part of the shank
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Target group for classification Normal PAD L5 L4 Mean ankle angle + + + + Knee angle at the start of the stance - - - + phase Amplitude of the femur angle + - - - Maximally relaxed muscle length of the - + + + gastrocnemius muscle from the reference model Maximally contracted muscle length of + + + + the gastrocnemius muscle from the reference model Range of motion of the gastrocnemius + - - - muscle from the reference model Maximally relaxed muscle length of the + - - - quadriceps muscle from the reference model Maximally contracted muscle length of - - - + the quadriceps muscle from the reference model Range of motion of the quadriceps muscle - + + + from the reference model TABLE 2: Overall classification results.
The gastrocnemius muscle was cut at its insertion on tuber calcis and lifted from their underlying muscles.
Therefore, the purpose of this study was to evaluate a gastrocnemius muscle volume of this patient after six months of granulocyte-colony stimulating factor compared to baseline.
After anterior sway of body, gastrocnemius muscle activation starts in 90-100 milliseconds, subsequently hamstring muscles activate 20-30 milliseconds later and finally paraspinals contract.
A tear to the gastrocnemius muscle is, more often than not, implicated in lower leg trauma and is considered at high risk of injury because of its position spanning across two joints: the knee and ankle, and because of the high density of type-two fast twitch muscle fibres.
In relationship to gastrocnemius muscle mass (which has a higher content of glycolytic fibers when compared to soleus muscle), we observed a pronounced effect of strength training, with the trained groups (TC and TH groups) presenting an increased gastrocnemius muscle mass in comparison to the sedentary groups (SC and SH groups, p < 0.05).
Feasibility and preliminary effectiveness of ice therapy in patients with an acute tear in the gastrocnemius muscle: A pilot randomized controlled trial.
gastrocnemius muscle lap was done in patients with extra-articular resection of knee joint to provide sot tissue cushion and vascularity (Table 1).
* This takes the Gastrocnemius muscle) out of the stretch but will stretch the Soleus muscle lower down in the back of the leg.
They tested their hypothesis using ultrasound imaging to measure and compare the lengths of gastrocnemius muscle fibers-the large calf muscles-in all four groups-the Agta, Manobo, Twa and Bakiga.
The intent was to fatigue the gastrocnemius muscle. It is difficult to similarly isolate muscles of the vocal tract in singing, as they typically work in unison to produce a particular sound.
In addition, the soleus muscle fuses to the anterior aspect of the gastrocnemius muscle as the two muscles unite in the Achilles tendon.