Quadriceps Femoris Muscle Group - Anatomy & Physiology

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Superficial Layer of Quadriceps FemorisDeep Layer of Quadriceps Femoris


The 4 Muscles that Make up the Quadriceps Femoris Muscle Group

Vastus Intermedius  |  Vastus Lateralis |  Vastus Medialis  |  Rectus Femoris


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Anatomy

 

Major Artery:

  • Femoral artery

 

Neural Innervation:

  • Femoral nerve

 

 

 

Physiology

 

 Primary Concentric Functions:

  • Knee extension

  • Hip flexion

 

Primary Eccentric Functions:

  • Decelerates knee flexion

 

Primary Isometric Function:

  • Dynamically stabilizes the knee during functional movements

 

Antagonists:

 

Exercises:

 

 


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More Information about the quadriceps Femoris Muscle Group

The quadriceps femoris muscle group is one of the largest muscle groups of the human body.

 

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