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Other Terms: Quadriceps femoris, Musculus vastus intermedius, Muscle vaste intermédiaire
Musculus quadriceps femoris – Musculus vastus intermedius
Latin muscle parts
Thigh muscle – anterior compartment
The English name for this muscle is the enormous muscle between the middle. Vastus is the Latin word for “enormous.”The word intermedius comes from the Latin inter meaning “between” and medius meaning the “middle.”
Proximal two-thirds of anterior and lateral surfaces of the femoral shaft; lower part of the lateral intermuscular septum
Tibial tuberosity (the patella is a sesamoid bone within the quadriceps tendon, the combined tendon of the rectus and vasti muscles; proximal to the patella the tendon is named the quadriceps tendon, distal to the patella the tendon is called the patellar ligament)
Extension of the knee.
Femoral nerve (L2, L3,and L4)
From proximal to distal, the muscle is supplied by the femoral artery, deep femoral artery, descending and transverse branches of the lateral circumflex artery, and from branches from the genicular anastomoses around the knee.
Musculus vastus intermedius
Muscle vaste intermédiaire