quadriceps femoris


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quadriceps femoris

A large muscle on the anterior surface of the thigh composed of the rectus femoris, vastus lateralis, vastus medialis, and vastus intermedius muscles. These muscles are inserted by a common tendon on the tuberosity of the tibia. The quadriceps femoris is an extensor of the leg.
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Eccentric exercise of the quadriceps femoris muscle was performed between 40[degrees] and 110[degrees] of knee flexion (0[degrees] = full extension), at an angular velocity of 5[degrees]/s.
Through the studies included in this systematic review, we reached the following conclusions: a) the mechanics of the BHT favors the greater activation of the extensor muscles of the hip compared to more conventional exercises, b) regardless of the variation of BHT used, the muscle excitation sequence is gluteus maximus, erector spinae, hamstrings, and quadriceps femoris; c) the post-activation potentiation (acute effects) of the BHT is significant, improving short sprint time, and d) although training with sub-maximal BHT loads can improve sprint times, further investigations are needed.
The entire left quadriceps femoris muscle, including the injection site, from all rats was cut in multiple slices at 3-mm intervals for similar histologic preparation.
Horton MG, and Terry LH, 1989, Quadriceps femoris muscle angle: normal values and relationships with gender and selected skeletal measures.
Mitochondrial dynamics in skeletal (quadriceps femoris) and cardiac (left ventricle) muscles was analyzed by Western blotting of tissue extracts with antibodies against DRP1 and MFN1.
Place, "A new paradigm of neuromuscular electrical stimulation for the quadriceps femoris muscle," European Journal of Applied Physiology, vol.
In this study, the patients of the observation group were treated by local cold compress and only did ankle pump exercise and quadriceps femoris contraction exercise within two days after surgery and did CPM functional training in the 3th to 5th day.
The main objective of this study was to find out the function of quadriceps femoris in backward pedaling within 45 degrees of knee flexion without resistance in improving the functional ability.
The outer layer consists almost entirely of bands of fibrous tissues, but beneath the tendon of Quadriceps femoris and the patella it consists of synovial membrane only.
The saphenous nerve, nerve to quadriceps femoris and branch to knee joint are the branches from the posterior division.