[Anatomical and mechanical studies of the extensor system of the knee joint].

  • Wilfried Scharf
  • Published 1984 in Wiener klinische Wochenschrift. Supplementum


The anterior thigh muscles were investigated with respect to their function in extending the knee joint and in patellar alignment . Anatomical dissections of the vastus medialis muscle in 115 fixed thigh-specimens could always demonstrate a clear separation between a long head of the muscle that inserts at the base ( VML ) and a short head ( VMO ) that… (More)