Surgical Treatment of Chronic Proximal Rectus Femoris Rupture

Rectus Femoris Anatomy The quadriceps muscle group is vital for athletes who participate in sports that require running, jumping and kicking. Of the four muscles that comprise this group, the rectus femoris is the most commonly strained and also has the most complex anatomy. The rectus femoris¬†goes from the hip to the knee and can … Continue reading

Tear of the Rectus Femoris Direct Head – Surgical Repair

Rectus Femoris The rectus femoris muscle is one of the four quadriceps muscles that sits in the middle of the front of the thigh. The rectus femoris attaches from the pelvis to just below the knee (on the patellar tendon.) It is responsible for knee extension and hip flexion. The other muscles of the quadriceps … Continue reading

Rectus Femoris Musculotendinous Junction Tear – Result of Surgical Repair

Rectus Femoris Tear A tear of the musculotendinous junction of the rectus femoris muscle is an uncommon injury. Most surgeons do not have much experience in treating this entity surgically. I had the opportunity to repair this tear for one footballer. He presented to me within 6 weeks of the injury. The repair was technically … Continue reading