adductor


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adductor

[ə′dək·tər]
(anatomy)
Any muscle that draws a part of the body toward the median axis.
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I have seen patients with malalignment problems of their symphysis pubis get good relief with muscle-energy techniques to their adductors. A good, manually trained local PT should be well equipped to evaluate and treat this.
Table 1 Hip Adductor Flexibility in Control, Static, and PNF Groups for the Pre- and Post-stretching Conditions Control (n = 15) Pre Post Range of motion 159.9 [+ or -] 11.5 160.2 [+ or -] 11.8 (degrees) (147-182) (146-182) Static (n = 15) Pre Post Range of motion 153.3 [+ or -] 11.3 156.0 [+ or -] 11.1 * (degrees) (138 -182) (140 -185) PNF (n = 15) Pre Post Range of motion 159.0 [+ or -] 11.4 163.4 [+ or -] 11.3* (degrees) (140 - 183) (143 - 188) Values expressed as means [+ or -] standard deviations (minimum-maximum).
"He had a minor adductor strain a few weeks before that.
Liverpool's head of sports science and medicine, Peter Brukner, said of Torres: "The initial assessment was he had a mild adductor tear and the Spanish medical staff didn't consider it to be too serious at the time.
Point left foot inward and lift leg to side by contracting outer thigh and hip muscles this means the adductor is relaxed and can be stretched more effectively.
We conducted a survey to determine the current practices of a subset of physicians in the United States who treat patients with adductor spasmodic dysphonia.
We present a case study of a person (63 year-old man), who has been using statins for 18 years, with rhabdomyolysis of the bilateral adductor muscles associated with strenuous and prolonged eccentric exercises (hiking) in a hot environment.
A statement from Barcelona said: "Zambrotta has torn an adductor muscle in his left leg.
Neuromuscular transmission was monitored at the adductor pollicis and corrugator supercilii muscles using acceleromyography (AMG) (TOF-Watch SX, Organon Teknika, Finland).
He still has some adductor pain, but I think the pubic problem is starting to settle and he's over the double hernia," Lennon added.
Guinea's Naby Keita also went back to Liverpool for treatment on thigh and shin injuries sustained against Nigeria as he made his first full comeback after the adductor injury that left him side-lined for two months, including the Champions League final.