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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Origin

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

Insertion

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

Actions

  • Knee extension

Innervation

  • Femoral nerve (L2, L3, L4)

Blood Supply

  • Lateral circumflex femoral artery
  • Perforating arteries of the profunda femoris

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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