quadriceps muscles

quadriceps muscles

The bulky muscle group on the front of the thigh, consisting of four muscles arising from the thigh bone (femur), and from the front of the pelvis. These muscles end in a stout tendon which incorporates the kneecap (patella) and is attached to a bony ridge on the upper end of the front of the main bone of the lower leg (tibia). The quadriceps group powerfully straighten the knee.
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19,20) Muscle weakness as a result of CFNB may impair mobilization due to the critical role of the quadriceps muscles in ambulation.
Immediately after surgery, it became apparent that Tracy's left quadriceps muscles were not functioning normally.
There are machines in gyms that strengthen the quadriceps muscles, but don't use them.
HABIT: Overusing the big muscles Smith notes that when lifting the leg into passe or arabesque, dancers often use the superficial quadriceps muscles around the hip, instead of deeper muscles like the iliacus and psoas.
The EMG surface analysis procedures were performed in the quadriceps muscles (rectus femoris, vastus lateralis and medialis), hamstrings (semitendinosus and biceps femoris), and brachial biceps.
9 times more likely to develop the syndrome that those with the strongest hamstrings, while those with weaker quadriceps muscles were 5.
For instance, Evans et al (4) showed that recipients of lung transplant had a lower resting pH of the quadriceps muscles and an earlier drop in pH during bilateral knee extension exercise to exhaustion.
Another method hypothesized to increase VMO activation relative to VL is the addition of an isometric contraction of hip adductor muscles prior to contraction of the quadriceps muscles (6, 7, 13).
WASHINGTON -- Strong quadriceps muscles appear to protect against cartilage loss in some parts of the knee in most people, but larger muscle mass in the knee may be associated with x-ray progression of knee osteoarthritis in women, according to findings from two studies presented at the annual meeting of the American College of Rheumatology.
Integrated electromyographical (EMG) amplitudes of the hamstring and quadriceps muscles were determined as a measure of reflex activation.
Thin slices of the thymus tissue are implanted in the quadriceps muscles of both legs in babies with complete DiGeorge Syndrome.
Thus, the heat may not reach to deepest layers of thick muscle groups like the hamstring or quadriceps muscles.