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


Patellar ligament which inserts onto the tibial tuberosity


  • Extends the knee
  • Flexes the hip


  • Femoral nerve

Blood Supply

  • Femoral artery
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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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