Vastus Medialis

Vastus Medialis

The vastus medialis is one of the muscles that makes up the quadriceps femoris, and is contained in the anterior compartment of the thigh. It is responsible for the tear-drop shape that is visible on the medial aspect of the thigh in trained athletes and footballers.

The four muscles that make up the quadriceps femoris are the:

–         Rectus femoris

–         Vastus lateralis

–         Vastus medialis

–         Vastus intermedius


Learn more about the muscles of the anterior compartment in this tutorial.

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Vastus Medialis