Vastus lateralis - Musculus vastus lateralis

Description

Origin: Cranial lateral part of the proximal fifth of the femur on the transverse line and on the line of the vastus lateralis to the lateral lip.

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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