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Bassett Collection of Stereoscopic Images of Human Anatomy

Dissection of anterior and medial aspects of thigh

Quadriceps femoris muscle.

Image #188-6

KEYWORDS: Muscles and tendons, Thigh.

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Dissection of anterior and medial aspects of thigh
Quadriceps femoris muscle.
The components of the right quadriceps femoris have been separated from each other to show their relations in a specimen from which most of the other muscles of the thigh have been removed. In the following views of this sequence the major features of this muscle complex are illustrated.
1 . Gluteus medius muscle
2 . Iliopsoas muscle
3 . Rectus femoris muscle
4 . Vastus lateralis muscle
5 . Patella
6 . Patellar ligament
7 . Femoral artery
8 . Inguinal ligament
9 . Pectineus muscle
10 . Vastus medialis muscle
11 . Medial epicondyle
12 . Medial patellar retinaculum