Quadriceps muscles

Dr Craig Hacking et al.

The quadriceps is the group of 4 muscles in the anterior compartment of the thigh that connect to the patella via the quadriceps tendon. The muscles are located:

All four muscles are innervated by the femoral nerve.

See also

Anatomy: Lower limb
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rID: 40223
Section: Anatomy
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Quadriceps muscle
  • Quadriceps
  • Quads

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