vastus medialis (muscle)

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vas·tus me·di·a·lis (mus·cle)

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medial head of quadriceps muscle of anterior (extensor) compartment of thigh; origin, medial lip of linea aspera; insertion, tibial tuberosity by way of common tendon of quadriceps femoris and ligamentum patellae; action, extends leg; nerve supply, femoral.
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The knee cuff covered the whole knee joint, musculus vastus medialis and proximal part of the calf muscles.
[1,3,4] Musculus vastus medialis obliquus (VMO) and vastus lateralis are the most important dynamic forces having an effect on patella at the last 30 degrees of the knee extension.
Musculus vastus medialis obliquus contracts earlier than M.