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Weber C Fractures

– Discussion:     – Weber C ankle fractures occur above the the syndesmosis and are similar to PER injuries in the            Lauge Hansen classification:     – classification:            – C:    fibula fracture above syndesmosis            – C1  diaphyseal fracture of the fibula, simple   … Read more

Weight Release

– See:       – Stance       – Muscle Activity During Gait – Discussion:     – during last portion of single limb stance & entirety of wt release, tibial external rotation continues, ankle plantar flexion is seen, and sub-            talar joint continues to invert;     – forefoot is now in a … Read more

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 … Read more

Vascular Supply of the Soleus

– Discussion: – blood supply of the soleus muscle is from peroneal artery proximally and the posterior tibial artery distally; – muscle has a mixed blood supply;  – vascular supply of the soleus is from popliteal, posterior tibial, & peroneal vascular pedicles to the proximal muscle, peroneal pedicles to distal lateral belly, and segmental posterior tibial … Read more

Vastus Intermedius

– See Quads Origin: Proximal 2/3 of the anterolateral surface of the femur, lower 1/2 of the linea aspera, upper part of the lateral supracondylar line;          Lateral intermuscular septum; Insertion: By tendons of the rectus and vastus muscles into the superior border of the patella and by the ligamentum patella into the       … Read more

Vastus Lateralis

– See Quads Origin: upper part of intertrochanteric line, anterior and lower borders of greater trochanter, lateral lip of gluteal tuberosity, upper         half of linea aspera, lateral intermuscular septum, and tendon of the gluteus maximus; Insertion: lateral border of the patella by the ligamentum patella into tibia tubercle; Action: extends the … Read more