• spinal
  • A 64-year-old woman with history of lumbar compression fracture status post L3-L5 kyphoplasty two weeks prior presented to the emergency department complaining of worsening lower extremity weakness since her spinal surgery. (sgim.org)
  • Spinal muscular atrophy with lower extremity predominance (SMA-LED) is an extremely rare neuromuscular disorder of infants characterised by severe progressive muscle atrophy which is especially prominent in legs. (wikipedia.org)
  • A lower motor neuron exits to the sacral plexus exiting through the spinal levels L5-S2. (wikipedia.org)
  • In neurogenic claudication, positional changes lead to increased stenosis (narrowing) of the spinal canal and compression of nerve roots and resultant lower extremity symptoms. (wikipedia.org)
  • 2016
  • RICHMOND, Va., Jan. 05, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Agent Medical, LLC ("Agent Medical"), an orthopaedic medical device company pioneering solutions for patients suffering lower extremity maladies, today announced the launch of two new products that have already received positive reviews from surgeons. (globenewswire.com)
  • trauma
  • High-energy lower-extremity trauma (HELET) is common in modern warfare, often resulting in severe tissue damage, chronic pain, neurovascular injury and significant muscle loss, according to the new research presented today at the 2013 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS). (redorbit.com)
  • Lower extremity (foot, leg and hip disarticulation) amputations range from vascular to trauma, young to old, sports enthusiasts to basic ambulation. (firsttoserve.com)
  • limb
  • Changing arteriosclerotic disease patterns and management strategies in lower-limb-threatening ischemia. (springer.com)
  • Wright & Filippis lower extremity specialists will conduct a thorough evaluation of the residual limb, listen to the patients' goals and objectives, and together they will determine what system best fits his/her needs. (firsttoserve.com)
  • Worldwide, a lower limb is lost to diabetes every 30 seconds and in the U.S. alone, some 2 million Americans are living with a lost lower limb. (mcknights.com)
  • Since most of such lower limb amputations are performed on older adults, staffs of assisted living facilities and nursing homes must be especially vigilant in monitoring their charges - especially those with diabetes. (mcknights.com)
  • lateral
  • its medial extremity occupies a lower level than the lateral. (wikipedia.org)
  • The lateral condyle is the more prominent and is the broader both in its antero-posterior and transverse diameters, the medial condyle is the longer and, when the femur is held with its body perpendicular, projects to a lower level. (wikipedia.org)
  • The posterior cruciate ligament of the knee joint is attached to the lower and front part of the medial wall of the fossa and the anterior cruciate ligament to an impression on the upper and back part of its lateral wall. (wikipedia.org)
  • It arises from the lower two-thirds of the lateral surface of the body of the fibula, medial to the peroneus longus, and from the intermuscular septa separating it from the adjacent muscles on the front and back of the leg. (wikipedia.org)
  • The inferior tibiofibular articulation (tibiofibular syndesmosis) is formed by the rough, convex surface of the medial side of the lower end of the fibula, and a rough concave surface on the lateral side of the tibia. (wikipedia.org)
  • The upper extremity or head of the fibula is of an irregular quadrate form, presenting above a flattened articular surface, directed upward, forward, and medialward, for articulation with a corresponding surface on the lateral condyle of the tibia. (wikipedia.org)
  • upper
  • The brachial plexus is a bundle of nerves innervating the shoulder and arm and can be blocked at different levels depending on the type of upper extremity surgery being performed. (wikipedia.org)
  • Its upper extremity is small, placed toward the back of the head of the tibia, below the level of the knee joint, and excluded from the formation of this joint. (wikipedia.org)
  • Ossification commences in the lower end in the second year, and in the upper about the fourth year. (wikipedia.org)
  • The antero-medial border, or interosseous crest, is situated close to the medial side of the preceding, and runs nearly parallel with it in the upper third of its extent, but diverges from it in the lower two-thirds. (wikipedia.org)
  • Back
  • The circular fibers, the zona orbicularis, are most abundant at the lower and back part of the capsule where they form a sling or collar around the femoral neck. (wikipedia.org)
  • medical
  • According to J. Scott Munday, founder and president of Agent Medical and a 30-year veteran in the lower extremity medical market, the ArthroBridge™ and ArthroMate™ devices have been carefully designed and manufactured to overcome deficiencies in current products, assist physicians in minimizing operating room time and most importantly improving long-term results for patients. (globenewswire.com)
  • It is also important to consider that lower extremity amputation does not represent a traditional medical complication of diabetes like myocardial infarction, kidney failure or retinopathy. (mcknights.com)
  • Health
  • Lower extremity wound care requires a multidisciplinary approach involving a number of different health care professionals in order to achieve optimum patient care. (wiley.com)