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. Click here
to visualise and interact with these muscles.