Rectus Femoris Muscle Flashcards

Flashcards are a great way to memorise information about the rectus femoris muscle. Test your knowledge of anatomy using the rectus femoris flashcards below.

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Origin

Direct head: Anterior aspect of the inferior iliac spine
Indirect head: Acetabular ridge

Insertion

Patellar ligament which inserts onto the tibial tuberosity

Actions

  • Extends the knee
  • Flexes the hip

Innervation

  • Femoral nerve

Blood Supply

  • Femoral artery

Would you like to learn more about the rectus femoris muscle? Then check out the rectus femoris muscle article and video by clicking the link below:
Rectus Femoris Muscle Anatomy

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