quadriceps femoris

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Synonyms for quadriceps femoris

a muscle of the thigh that extends the leg

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A previous study on 12 patients positive for anti-SRP antibodies showed that fatty infiltration was most severe in the hamstring and adductor magnus, while edema was most severe in the vastus lateralis, rectus femoris, biceps femoris, and adductor magnus.
It was also hypothesized that due to reduced assistance from the contralateral leg in the recovery phase, there would be increased muscle activation in the rectus femoris and biceps femoris during IC cycling compared to NC cycling as external load is increased.
Because the rectus femoris (one of the quadricep muscles) flexes the hip and extends the knee, in order to stretch it effectively, you must oppose its actions at both of the joints--that is, flex the knee while extending the hip.
Subsequently, a total of 30 axial scans were obtained from 4 cm to 45 cm from the hip joint for location of the proximal, medial, and distal portions of the gluteus maximus muscles, biceps femoris (long head), vastus lateralis, and rectus femoris.
Since lifting was assumed to be a relatively symmetrical activity, only the right erector spinae, rectus abdominis, biceps femoris, rectus femoris and gastrocnemius were palpated and electrodes were placed on the belly of these muscles parallel to the muscle fibres where they would provide the strongest electrical signal (Basmajian, 1967).
The region between the VMO and rectus femoris is amenable to incision even with a lack of an internervous plane, as both muscles receive innervation from the femoral nerve in the proximal thigh.
5) SSI is thought to be caused by excessive muscular activity of the rectus femoris during repetitive knee flexion with hip extension resulting in an avulsion injury of the AIIS.
We palpated the patient's quadriceps muscles (vastus medialis, rectus femoris, and vastus lateralis) and attached electrodes to each muscle to detect the bioelectric potentials of the long axes along the belly of each muscle.
EMG (electromyography) of the lower extremities showed normal insertional activity in all explored muscles; abnormal spontaneous activity was present in right rectus femoris; increased amplitude and reduced recruitment were present in left anterior tibialis, left gastrocnemius and left rectus femoris.
8) between rectus femoris and vastus lateralis, anterolateral cortex of bone was approached.
On examination directly after the game, he had no pain and full strength with flexion of the right iliopsoas and rectus femoris muscles and no pain on adduction of the right leg.
This shows that knee joint makes extension during maximal squat and rectus femoris helps thigh flexion, and so facilitates movements of knee (Demirel and Kosar, 2002).
The vastus medialis, vastus intermedius, and vastus lateralis muscles were centrally located and the rectus femoris muscle was lateral in the branching pattern of all specimens.
KT (Kinesio Tex Gold, Kinesio[R]; Albuquerque, New Mexico) was applied to the vastus medialis, vastus lateralis, and rectus femoris muscles bilaterally using the muscle stimulation technique (from origin to insertion without tension) in Kase et al.
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