The interaction between the vastus medialis and vastus intermedius and its influence on the extensor apparatus of the knee joint
Karl Grob, Mirjana Manestar, Luis Filgueira, Markus S Kuster, Helen Gilbey & Timothy Ackland
The VM consists of multiple muscle units inserting into the entire VI. Together, they build a potential functional muscular complex. Therefore, the VM acts as an indirect extensor of the knee joint regulating and adjusting the length of the extensor apparatus throughout the entire range of motion. It is of clinical importance that, besides the VM, substantial parts of the VI directly contribute to the medial pull on the patella and help to maintain medial tracking of the patella during knee extension. The interaction between the VM and VI, with responsibility for the extension of the knee joint and influence on the patellofemoral function, leads readily to an understanding of common clinical problems found at the knee joint as it attempts to meet contradictory demands for both mobility and stability. Surgery or trauma in the anteromedial aspect of the quadriceps muscle group might alter a delicate interplay between the VM and VI. This would affect the extensor apparatus as a whole.
|citation||Grob K, Manestar M, Filgueira L, Kuster M S, Gilbey H, Ackland T. The interaction between the vastus medialis and vastus intermedius and its influence on the extensor apparatus of the knee joint. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc 2017;.|
|type||journal paper/review (English)|
|date of publishing||25-01-2017|
|journal title||Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc|