The gracilis muscle is one of the muscles in the groin. It starts at the external point of the pubic bone (ischiopubic ramus) and extends down to the upper-middle shaft of the shinbone (tibia). Flap surgery is an operation by which a piece tissue (flap) is lifted from a healthy site in the body and moved to a site of defect while still attached to a blood supply. Muscle flaps are commonly used to eradicate infection, fill defects following trauma or surgery and restore function. Read more: What Is a Gracilis Flap? Article
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Muscle Pain (Myofascial Pain Syndrome)
Muscle cramps are involuntarily and forcibly contracted muscles that do not relax. Extremely common, any muscles that have voluntary control, including some organs, are subject to cramp. Since there is such variety in the types of muscle cramps that can occur, many causes and preventative medications are known. Stretching is the most common way to stop or prevent most muscle cramps.
Muscle spasms are involuntary muscle contractions that come on suddenly and are usually quite painful. Dehydration, doing strenuous exercise in a hot environment, prolonged muscle use, and certain diseases of the nervous system may cause muscle spasms. Symptoms and signs of a muscle spasm include an acute onset of pain and a possible bulge seen or felt beneath the skin where the muscle is located. Gently stretching the muscle usually resolves a muscle spasm.
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