quadriceps femoris muscle

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quad·ri·ceps fem·o·ris mus·cle

(kwahd'ri-seps fem'ŏr-is mŭs'ĕl)
Origin, by four heads: rectus femoris, vastus lateralis, vastus intermedius, and vastus medialis; insertion, patella, and thence by ligamentum patellae to tuberosity of tibia; action, extends leg; flexes thigh by action of rectus femoris; nerve supply, femoral.
Synonym(s): musculus quadriceps femoris [TA] , quadriceps muscle of thigh.
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Are Patellofemoral Pain and Quadriceps Femoris Muscle Torque Associated With Locomotor Function?
Conclusion: The results obtained from this study show that the two strengthening techniques just used in the study can be used to improve muscle strength, performance and isokinetic parameters in healthy quadriceps femoris muscle (pLess than0.05).
The mobilization of quadriceps femoris muscle and knee joint is executed in 37 patients, arthrolysis and mobilization of the knee joint--in 10, and arthroplasty of knee joint with using allogeneic umbilical cords--in 5 patients.
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(1990) Electromyographic biofeedback and recovery of quadriceps femoris muscle function following anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction.
Accordingly, in this situation, when an athlete can jump as high as possible with maximum weight, quadriceps femoris muscle makes the knee extension and prevents patella in order not to move towards the lateral (Demirel and Kosar, 2002).
(2002b) Mechianism of quadriceps femoris muscle weakness in patients with anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction.
The lumbar plexus consists of sensory and motor nerves, which innervates visceral organs in the pelvis and anterior and anterolateral dermatomes of the thigh and the medial dermatome of the lower leg, as well as provides motor control for the quadriceps femoris muscle (8, 9).
(1995) Strength of the quadriceps femoris muscle and functional recovery after reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament.
Second, [EMG.sub.%MVC] in hamstring muscles were much lower than in the quadriceps femoris muscle. The reported data is relevant to determine the load that vibration imposes on the neuromuscular system.
(2002a) Mechanism of quadriceps femoris muscle weakness in patients with anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction.