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gastrocnemius

[ga‚sträk′nē·mē·əs]
(anatomy)
A large muscle of the posterior aspect of the leg, arising by two heads from the posterior surfaces of the lateral and medial condyles of the femur, and inserted with the soleus muscle into the calcaneal tendon, and through this into the back of the calcaneus.
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Second, despite the fact that MG and lateral gastrocnemius muscle are the two-joint muscles that intersect for the knee and ankle joints, passive elongation and stretching are performed only in the knee extension position.
On the other hand, there were significant improvements in all post-treatment scores for lower extremity MAS, TUG, GMFM (in all dimensions and total score), total and motor WeeFIM, USG compressibility ratio of spastic gastrocnemius muscle, most subparts of child self-report-PedsQL (daily activities, school activities, movement and balance, pain and injury, eating activities subparts), and parent proxy-report-PedsQL (daily activities, movement and balance, school activities, pain and injury, fatigue subparts) in the aquatic exercise group (Tables 3 and 4).
Exposure of the posteromedial aspect of the joint capsule, including the oblique popliteal ligament, is enhanced by lateral retraction of the medial head of the gastrocnemius muscle following its detachment from the posterior medial condyle of the femur.
The liver and gastrocnemius muscle tissue (1 g of each) was homogenized in 4 mL of Tris/HCl.
A vertical slit between the medial head of the gastrocnemius muscle and the semimembranosus tendon was identified (Figure 2(b)) and enlarged by destructing the unidirectional valvular slit (Figure 2(c)).
The dissection was done by elevating the fascia off the gastrocnemius muscles.
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.