quadriceps femoris

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Noun1.quadriceps femoris - a muscle of the thigh that extends the leg
extensor, extensor muscle - a skeletal muscle whose contraction extends or stretches a body part
thigh - the part of the leg between the hip and the knee
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Electromyogram of the quadriceps femoris muscles was normal.
Additionally, there was a decreased of muscular deep sensitivity and decreased muscular tonus of the tensor fasciae latae muscle and quadriceps femoris muscle.
2007) Gamma loop dysfunction in the quadriceps femoris of patients who underwent anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction remains bilaterally.
The lumbar plexus consists of sensory and motor nerves, which innervates visceral organs in the pelvis and anterior and anterolateral dermatomes of the thigh and the medial dermatome of the lower leg, as well as provides motor control for the quadriceps femoris muscle (8, 9).
Voluntary activation and decreased force production of the quadriceps femoris muscle after total knee arthroplasty.
Quadriceps femoris angle, which is also known as Q angle or patellofemoral angle, has been defined as the angle between a line drawn to the center of patella from anterior superior iliac spine (ASIS) and another one drawn from the center of patella to tibial tubercle center (Hahn and Anders,1997).
Tocoferoli marks on the surface of the quadriceps femoris, adductor magnus, and biceps femoris muscles aligned with the crosshairs of the scanner, which allowed for similar positioning for repeated scans.
20% of patients with bilateral quadriceps femoris enthesopathy being more prevalent.
10) The Q angle, or quadriceps femoris angle, is the acute angle between the line bisecting the anterior superior iliac spine and the midpoint of the patella and the line between the tibial tubercle and the midpoint of the patella.
In backward pedaling within 45[degrees] of knee flexion, the patella has the greatest effect as a pulley, maximizing the moment arm of quadriceps femoris, biomechanically at this range the muscle is capable of generating the greatest torque which improves the muscular strength.
The outer layer consists almost entirely of bands of fibrous tissues, but beneath the tendon of Quadriceps femoris and the patella it consists of synovial membrane only.