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rectus femoris

[′rek·təs ′fem·ə·rəs]
(anatomy)
A division of the quadriceps femoris inserting in the patella and ultimately into the tubercle of the tibia.
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KT (Kinesio Tex Gold, Kinesio[R]; Albuquerque, New Mexico) was applied to the vastus medialis, vastus lateralis, and rectus femoris muscles bilaterally using the muscle stimulation technique (from origin to insertion without tension) in Kase et al.
1) The rectus femoris muscle is the most commonly injured muscle within the quadriceps muscle group because it extends between two joints (hip and knee) and is most vulnerable during kicking games such as soccer.
Figure 5 shows the level of muscle amplitude in y-axis, the left [unaffected] and right [implant] leg for higher active gluteus Maximus and Rectus Femoris muscle is plotted.
The results show that one of the extension muscles of the knee, rectus femoris muscle, belonging to the quadriceps muscle group, has different contraction, contraction maintenance and recovery times according to the specific position of the player on the pitch.
The investigators (1) placed uniaxial accelerometers over the rectus femoris muscle and patellar tendon while the subjects performed an isometric ramp contraction of the leg extensors from 10-90% of the maximal voluntary contraction (MVC).
Rapidly chasing down the times of those "big boys" last summer, Meredith's winter season was cut short due to a nasty four inch by two inch tear in his Rectus Femoris muscle sustained whilst training in South Africa.
Rapidly chasing down the times of those "big boys" last summer, Meredith's winter season was cut short due to a nasty 4 inch by 2 inch tear in his Rectus Femoris muscle sustained whilst on a GB training camp in South Africa.
Incomplete, intrasubstance stain injuries of the rectus femoris muscle.

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