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General Anatomy > Muscles; Muscular system > Muscles of lower limb > Muscles > Articularis genus; Articular muscle of knee



Origin: Femur

Insertion: Suprapatellar bursa

Artery: Femoral artery

Nerve: Femoral nerve

Action: Pulling the suprapatellar bursa during extension of the knee.

The Articularis genu (Subcrureus) is a small muscle, usually distinct from the Vastus intermedius, but occasionally blended with it; it arises from the anterior surface of the lower part of the body of the femur, and is inserted into the upper part of the synovial membrane of the knee-joint. It sometimes consists of several separate muscular bundles.

This definition incorporates text from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy (20th U.S. edition of Gray's Anatomy of the Human Body, published in 1918 – from


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