Vastus intermedius - Musculus vastus intermedius

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General terms > Myology > Muscles of pelvic limb > Quadriceps femori > Vastus intermedius



Origin: From the vastus lateralis which covers it and also from the lateral part of the proximal fourth of the femur.

Insertion: Tibial tuberosity.

Action: Extension of the stifle joint and tension of the fascia cruris.

Nerve: Femoralis.

Text by Antoine Micheau, MD - Copyright IMAIOS


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