rectus abdominis


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rectus abdominis

[′rek·təs ab′däm·ə·nəs]
(anatomy)
The long flat muscle of the anterior abdominal wall which, as vertical fibers, arises from the pubic crest and symphysis, and is inserted into the cartilages of the fifth, sixth, and seventh ribs.
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The patient is then asked to raise her head and maintain this position for approximately 10-20 secs to allow the examiner palpate the rectus abdominis muscles.
Changes in biceps femoris activation would be expected, since it acts on the pelvis during the lumbo-pelvic rhythm, or rectus abdominis and gastrocnemius since these muscles enhance stability of the body during lifting as the erector spinae become less coordinated with increasing fatigue.
He received an MRI that night which revealed a tear in the left rectus abdominis, rectus sheath and a portion of the conjoint tendon.
The player presented a muscle tear on the non-dominant rectus abdominis.
2,16,17) These shear forces place stress on the inguinal wall musculature and can lead to attenuation of local soft tissues, including the following: tearing of the transversalis fascia or conjoined tendon, abnormalities at the insertion of the rectus abdominis muscle, avulsion of the internal oblique muscle fibers at the pubic tubercle, intrasubstance tear of the internal oblique muscle, and attenuation of the external oblique muscle and aponeurosis.
Adverse clinical effects that have been reported with DRA are: lumbosacral instability (Chiarello and McAuley 2013, Coldron et al 2008); low back and pelvic girdle pain (Chiarello and McAuley 2013, Coldron et al 2008); decreased strength and endurance of the rectus abdominis (Chiarello and McAuley 2013); respiratory, pelvic floor and postural changes (Barbosa et al 2013, Chiarello and McAuley 2013).
They consist of several different muscles, the major ones being: internal and external obliques (sides of your abs), the diaphragm, the longissimus thoracis (back), the transversus abdominis (from back to front like a corset), multifidus (low back area) and rectus abdominis (six-pack).
The rectus abdominis flap offers a number of advantages over other flaps used in head and neck reconstruction.
Ureteral obstruction and vesicle compression secondary to hematoma of the rectus abdominis muscle.
The external oblique muscle and fascia was divided to create bilateral sliding myofascial rectus abdominis flaps.
The right abdominal wall was ruptured--the right rectus abdominis muscle had been torn from its costal attachments to the midpoint.
This targets all the muscles of the core - the rectus abdominis muscle, the obliques and the deeper core muscles, as well as the shoulder muscles and bottom.