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The examiners adjusted the orientation of the transducer and positioned this on the participant's abdomen until the medial borders of both rectus abdominis muscles were clearly visualised (Mota et al 2012) (Figure 4, Figure 5).
Once the operators were satisfied with the position of the probe and the quality of the image, they froze the image of the rectus femoris on the ultrasound monitor.
On further analysis of the muscle activation, it was found that Gluteus maximus and Rectus Femoris are the two most important contributors of torque that is generated.
3-7) Excluded from our discussion are the report written in French and cases of retroperitoneal hematomas causing urine obstruction that did not describe the rectus sheath as the source of bleed.
A case of bilateral medial rectus paresis following bite by a viper.
Selective activation of different portions of the rectus abdominis muscle is theoretically possible because, in morphological terms, the rectus abdominis is a polygastric (literally, "with several bellies") muscle with three to four portions on the left and right sides of the body.
The purpose of this study was to investigate whether this portable abdominal device was more effective at producing work and peak sEMG with 6 different exercises with the rectus and oblique abdominal muscles when compared to a standard abdominal crunch.
In this article we review over 100 women who had undergone rectus abdominis musculocutaneous flap reconstruction.
A contralateral rotational rectus abdominis muscle flap was used to cover the plate of methacrylate.
While the levator palpebrae superioris and superior rectus muscles were innervated by the upper branch, the medial rectus, the inferior rectus, and the inferior oblique muscles were innervated by the lower branch (2-4).
These muscles are joined by the following superficial muscles that play a key role in core strength - Rectus Abdominus, Erector Spinae and External Oblique.