Muscles of the Upper Leg

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islayinnes
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163600
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Muscles of the Upper Leg
Updated:
2012-08-07 13:00:25
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Knee Extension
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Description:
Anterior Muscles of the Upper Leg and their Actions
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  1. Muscle ... Origin ... Insertion ... Action

    • Muscle - Rectus Femoris
    • Origin - Ilium at Anterior Inferior Iliac Spine (AIIS)
    • Insertion - Through the Patella and Patella Ligament onto the Tibial Tuberosity
    • Action - Extension of the Knee and Flexion of Hip
  2. Muscle ... Origin ... Insertion ... Action


    • Muscle - Vastus Lateralis
    • Origin - Greater Trochanter and Linea Aspera of Femur
    • Insertion - Through the Patella and Patella Ligament onto the Tibial Tuberosiy
    • Action - Extension of the Knee
  3. Muscle ... Origin ... Insertion ... Action

    • Muscle - Vastus Intermedius
    • Origin - Anterior and Lateral Surfaces of Femur
    • Insertion - Through the Patella and Patella Ligament onto the Tibial Tuberosiy
    • Action - Extension of the Knee
  4. Muscle ... Origin ... Insertion ... Action


    • Muscle - Vastus Medialis
    • Origin - Linea Aspera of Femur
    • Insertion - Through the Patella and Patella Ligament onto the Tibial Tuberosiy
    • Action - Extension of the Knee

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