Vastus Medialis   

- See quadriceps muscle;
Origin: Lower 1/2 of the intertrochanteric lines, medial lip of linea aspera, upper part of medial supracondylar line, medial intermuscular septum 
        tendons of adductor magnus and adductor longus;
Insertion: Medial border of the patella by the ligamentum patella into the tibia tuberosity;
Action: Extends the leg at the knee and draws the patella medially;
Synergists: rectus femoris, vastus lateralis, vastus intermedius;
Nerve Supply: femoral, L3 > L2, L4

Disruption of the vastus medialis obliquus with medial knee ligament injuries.

A comparison of the proximal and distal parts of the vastus medialis muscle.

Patellectomy with vastus medialis obliquus advancement for comminuted patellar fractures: a prospective randomised trial.

The extensor apparatus of the knee joint and its peripheral vasti: anatomic investigation and clinical relevance.

Original Text by Clifford R. Wheeless, III, MD.

Last updated by Data Trace Staff on Thursday, December 15, 2011 12:42 pm