vastus intermedius muscle

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vas·tus in·ter·me·di·us mus·cle

(vas'tŭs in'tĕr-mē'dē-ŭs mŭs'ĕl)
Origin, upper three quarters of anterior surface of shaft of femur; insertion, tibial tuberosity by way of common tendon of quadriceps femoris and patellar ligament; action, extends leg; nerve supply, femoral.
Synonym(s): intermediate vastus muscle.

vastus intermedius muscle

Thigh muscle. Origin: anterior and lateral sides of proximal femur. Insertion: common tendon of quadratus muscles, tibial tuberosity via patellar ligament. Nerve: femoral (L2-L4). Action: extends leg.
See also: muscle
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This difference was significantly different (vastus lateralis: Z = −2.691, P = 0.007; vastus intermedius: Z = −2.520, P = 0.014; and vastus medialis: Z = −2.579, P = 0.011).
Morphological Analysis of Articularis Genus and Involvement in Muscle Synchronicity with Vastus Intermedius
Vastus medialis is an extensor muscle situated in the anterior compartment of the thigh, and is one of the four quadriceps muscles along with vastus lateralis, vastus intermedius and rectus femoris.
Validity of fascicle length estimation in the vastus lateralis and vastus intermedius using ultrasonography.
In a statement, Valencia said: "According to the tests carried out this Friday on Andreas Pereira the player shows a post-traumatic strain in the vastus intermedius, with an intramuscular bruise and a contusion in his left thigh, he will continue to be monitored in the coming weeks."
MRI demonstrated a well-defined mass in the anterior left thigh within the belly of the vastus intermedius muscle, abutting the femoral cortex.
For these reasons, we designed this tutorial in order to guide the nutrition support clinician without experience in US, to perform muscle measurements, principally RF and vastus intermedius (VI), being able to apply these techniques in further research in the critical care (real) setting, improving the knowledge about muscle wasting and its correlation with nutritional support.
Hip abductors Gluteus medius Gluteus minimus Tensor fascia latae Hip adductors Adductor brevis Adductor longus Adductor magnus Gracilis Hip flexors Ileopsoas Rectus femoris Sartorius Hip extensors Bicep femoris long head Gluteus maximus Semimembranosus Semitendinosus Knee extensors Rectus femoris Vastus Intermedius Vastus lateralis Vastus medialis Knee flexors Biceps femoris long head Biceps femoris short head Semimembranosus Semitendinosus TABLE 3: Moment arm range (minimum-maximum) across a physiological range of motion for each of the studied muscle bundles in the model and corresponding published values.
The quadriceps was visualized, revealing a full-thickness rupture of the rectus femoris, vastus intermedius, and vastus lateralis tendon at the bone-tendon junction (Figure 2).
The positive correlation between the shear modulus of vastus intermedius (VI) and the relative isometric contraction level (% MVC) of the knee extensor has been verified over the entire range of isometric contraction on young and elderly healthy females subjects.
Las cabezas medial (vastus medialis) e intermedia (vastus intermedius) se originaron en las caras medial y craneal del femur respectivamente y se insertaron en el borde libre de la patela.
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.