vastus lateralis muscle


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vas·tus lat·er·a·lis mus·cle

(vas'tŭs lat-ĕr-ā'lis mŭs'ĕl)
Origin, lateral lip of linea aspera as far as great trochanter; insertion, tibial tuberosity by way of common tendon of quadriceps femoris and patellar ligament; action, extends leg; nerve supply, femoral.
Synonym(s): lateral vastus muscle.

vastus lateralis muscle

Thigh muscle. Origin: lateral side of proximal femur. Insertion: common tendon of quadratus muscles, tibial tuberosity via patellar ligament. Nerve: femoral (L2-L4). Action: extends leg.
See: leg for illus. (Muscles of the leg)
See also: muscle
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28) observed a fascicle length increase in the vastus lateralis muscle of both groups, although the increase was higher (20%) with the eccentric training program compared to the conventional training program.
Total number, size and proportion of different fiber types studied in whole vastus lateralis muscle from 15- to 83-year-old men," Journal of the Neurological Sciences, vol.
Vastus lateralis muscle flap derives its robust blood supply from descending branch of lateral circumflex femoral artery with good length of pedicle free segmental muscle flap can be used for reconstruction of recalcitrant palatal defects,.
The quantities for Amplitude of EMG, MVC and 1RM of vastus lateralis muscle (VL) belonging to the control group and resistance group is illustrated in table 2.
A magnetic resonance (MR) imaging scan revealed the typical appearance of a soft tissue sarcoma arising in the vastus lateralis muscle, measuring 20 cm in length.
Stecher, an emergency medicine physician at Phoenix Children's Hospital, and her associates measured by ultrasound linear array transducer the distance between the skin surface and the vastus lateralis muscle (the largest part of the quadriceps muscle) in the upper thighs of 128 girls and 128 boys in a healthy, convenience sample of children between ages 1 and 12 years who presented to the hospital's radiology department or emergency department for reasons unrelated to the study.
2004), who observed a 20% increase in the oxidative fibers and a reduction in glycolitic fibers in the vastus lateralis muscle of rats in female Sprague-Dawley, which performed no exercise training: low intensity (8m/min) treadmill running; or high-intensity (28m/min) treadmill running.
Denborough and Moulds (12) conducted tests on vastus lateralis muscle from patients having elective surgery.
29) This same phenomenon of co-activation is also seen for the vastus lateralis muscle in pubertal children and adults.
The flap was harvested either as a perforator flap or in combination with the vastus lateralis muscle as a musculocutaneous flap.
A vague swelling and exquisite tenderness, with the patient unable to bear even light touch, were found over the vastus lateralis muscle.