Description

Origin: Antero/ lateral femur

Insertion: Patella and Tibial tuberosity via the Patellar ligament

Artery: Femoral artery

Nerve: Femoral nerve

Action: Extends knee

Antagonist: Hamstring

Description:
The Vastus intermedius (Crureus) arises from the front and lateral surfaces of the body of the femur in its upper two-thirds and from the lower part of the lateral intermuscular septum. Its fibers end in a superficial aponeurosis, which forms the deep part of the Quadriceps femoris tendon.


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 http://www.bartleby.com/107/).

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