The Rectus Femoris muscle is part of the Quadriceps muscle group. It is the only muscle of the group which crosses the hip joint and is a powerful knee extensor when the hip is extended, but is weak when the hip is flexed.
- Anterior Inferior Iliac Spine (AIIS)
- Top of the patella and the patella tendon to the tibial tuberosity
- Flexion of the hip
- Extension of the knee
- Femoral nerve
- Kicking a football
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