Strahl

English translation: ray

09:56 Nov 22, 2018
German to English translations [PRO]
Medical - Medical (general) / Surgery and treatment
German term or phrase: Strahl
In the context of the following sentence:

"Hier zeigte sich ein zusätzlicher Abszess im Bereich des 3. und 4. Strahles plantarseitig"

in a medical report for a patient suffering from an abscess in the arch of the foot, what does the word 'Strahl' refer to?
Could it be 'metatarsal' and, if so, why wouldn't the physician put that instead? Any suggestions?
Brian Melichan
United Kingdom
Local time: 04:01
English translation:ray
Explanation:
You can use 'ray' or 'rays' here:
foot rays:
"the four radial grooves that separate five slightly thicker areas of the foot plates; they indicate formation of the metatarsals and phalanges of the foot.
Synonym(s): digital rays of foot, radii pedis"
https://medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/digital ray...

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Note added at 2 hrs (2018-11-22 12:10:33 GMT)
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"Disorders of the first ray of the foot (defined as the hard and soft tissues of the first metatarsal, the sesamoids, and the phalanges of the great toe)"
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17887901

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Note added at 2 hrs (2018-11-22 12:13:13 GMT)
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Finite element modeling of the first ray of the foot: a tool for the design of interventions
"Disorders of the first ray of the foot (defined as the hard and soft tissues of the first metatarsal, the sesamoids, and the phalanges of the great toe)"
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17887901
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David Tracey, PhD
Local time: 05:01
Grading comment
Thanks, Anne
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4 +1ray
David Tracey, PhD


  

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ray


Explanation:
You can use 'ray' or 'rays' here:
foot rays:
"the four radial grooves that separate five slightly thicker areas of the foot plates; they indicate formation of the metatarsals and phalanges of the foot.
Synonym(s): digital rays of foot, radii pedis"
https://medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/digital ray...

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Note added at 2 hrs (2018-11-22 12:10:33 GMT)
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"Disorders of the first ray of the foot (defined as the hard and soft tissues of the first metatarsal, the sesamoids, and the phalanges of the great toe)"
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17887901

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Note added at 2 hrs (2018-11-22 12:13:13 GMT)
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Finite element modeling of the first ray of the foot: a tool for the design of interventions
"Disorders of the first ray of the foot (defined as the hard and soft tissues of the first metatarsal, the sesamoids, and the phalanges of the great toe)"
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17887901

David Tracey, PhD
Local time: 05:01
Specializes in field
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 1075
Grading comment
Thanks, Anne
Notes to answerer
Asker: Thank you, David. That's very helpful, though I would have thought the word 'radius' or 'radii' or 'radial groove(s)' which you put in your answer would be more appropriate.


Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Anne Schulz: ray, not radius (@asker)
20 hrs
  -> Many thanks, Anne.
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