Updated: 1/1/2022

Rectus femoris

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  • Summary
    • Rectus femoris
      Origin
      Straight head from anterior inferior iliac spine; reflected head from groove just above acetabulum
      Insertion
      Base of patella to form the more central portion of the quadriceps femoris tendon
      Action
      Extends the knee, accessory flexor of hip
      Innervation
      Muscular branches of femoral nerve (L2, L3, L4)
      Arterial Supply
      Lateral circumflex femoral artery

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