New insights into the function of the vastus medials with clinical implications
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The activity of the vastus medialis oblique (VMO) muscle has been shown to relate to knee pain but its relative contribution to weight-bearing activity is rarely investigated. This study investigated the activation (in weight–bearing activity) and anatomy of VMO and vastus lateralis. The VMO showed the potential to act to maintain normal patellar tracking as well as causing knee extension. Portions of the VMO were shown to be recruited differentially according to the movement. This enhances understanding of the quadriceps muscle components, and the management and investigation of knee symptomatology. Fairclough designed the protocol and edited the manuscript.
Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise 39 (7), pp.1153-1159
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