Vastus Lateralis Muscle Flashcards

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

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Greater trochanter, intertrochanteric line, lateral linea aspera, gluteal tuberosity & lateral intermuscular septum


Lateral patellar and quadriceps/patellar tendon (patellar tendon inserts onto tibial tuberosity)


  • Knee extension


  • Femoral nerve (L2, L3, L4)

Blood Supply

  • Lateral circumflex femoral artery
  • Perforating arteries of the profunda femoris
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Would you like to learn more about the vastus lateralis muscle? Then check out the vastus lateralis muscle article and video by clicking the link below:
Vastus Lateralis Muscle Anatomy

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