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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