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Pages: 32

Language: English

Publisher: General Books LLC (5 Jan. 2012)

By: Thomas Gillman Moorhead (Author)

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1905. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... THE LOWER EXTREMITY The Gluteal Region. -- The gluteal region is limited by the iliac crest superiorly and by the fold of the nates below. The iliac crest is subcutaneous throughout its entire extent, and, when the abdominal and gluteal muscles are contracted, is usually visible on the surface as a faint groove. In thin subjects, however, and especially in females, it may exist in the form of a wellmarked projection. In front it commences at the anterior superior iliac spine, to which Poupart':s ligament is attached, and as the finger is carried round it from in front backwards a distinct tubercle is detected situated on its outer aspect 2 inches behind its anterior extremity. This tubercle has already been referred to in connection with the lines used to map out the abdominal cavity into areas: some distance behind it the highest point of the crest is reached. It lies at about the level of the umbilicus, opposite the fifth lumbar vertebra. From this point the crest descends gradually to the posterior superior iliac spine, which is situated at the bottom of a slight depression or dimple at the level of the spine of the second sacral vertebra, and overlying the centre of the sacro-iliac articulation. The posterior inferior iliac spine is somewhat obscured by the fibres of origin of the gluteus maximus, but can usually be felt lying about an inch vertically below the above-mentioned depression. Fig. 17.--Posterior Aspect Of Thigh, The black line indicates the position of the great sciatic nerve. The greater part of the mass of the buttock is formed by the gluteus maximus muscle, covered over by a thick layer of adipose tissue, but at its upper and outer part the tensor fascia? femoris muscle is situated, and forms a prominent elongated swelling on the oute...

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