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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A line from the anterior superior iliac spine (ASIS) to the centre of the patella was traced with a dermographic pen to guide electrode placement at different insertion angles of the portions of the quadriceps femoris muscle.
In this way, muscles such as the gluteus maximus and quadriceps femoris, being activated differently, have different practical applications regarding their structure (Contreras et al., 2017; Williams et al., 2018).
The Sitting (tahiyyat) position consists of sitting on the floor with lumbar and thoracic spine in neutral position, hip joint in flexion and knee joint in full flexion, and may last up to 30-60 seconds.14 This results in a stretching of the quadriceps femoris muscle.
On physical examination, Case 1 showed weakness in the neck flexion; proximal muscle (IV−) and distal muscle (IV) of upper limbs; iliopsoas (II), quadriceps femoris (II), musculus biceps femoris (IV), and distal muscle (IV to V−) of lower limbs; normal limb muscle tension; and reduced muscle volume.
Quadriceps femoris muscle activity in patellofemoral pain syndrome.
In the study, the authors found that the quadriceps femoris muscle weakness after the injection of 0.125% bupivacaine was comparable for the initial 12 h in both the FNB and adductor canal block (ACB) groups.
An experimental model in which C4 is injected into the quadriceps femoris muscle of rats, which would allow evaluation of local tissue tolerance and recovery from of any damage, and accurate assessment of local and systemic inflammation was used.
Additionally, there was a decreased of muscular deep sensitivity and decreased muscular tonus of the tensor fasciae latae muscle and quadriceps femoris muscle.
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).