- University of North Dakota
- Occupational Therapy
- Occupational Therapy 422
- Lecture 3
Last Modified: 2012-05-25
neurovascular elements pass through this space in the anterior thigh.
NAVEL right leg- femoral (nerve, artery, vein, empty space, lymph vessels).
LEVAN left leg
It forms the base of the inguinal canal through which an indirect inguinal hernia may develop.
The inguinal (crural) ligament runs from the anterior superior iliac spine of the ilium to the pubic tubercle of the pubic bone.
It is formed by the external abdominal oblique aponeurosis and is continuous with the fascia lata of the thigh
What is the one muscle that is not served by the femoral nerve branches, in the anterior compartment of the thigh?
the femoral artery (which is a continuation of the external iliac artery), and the obturator artery, a branch of the internal iliac artery.
hint: you can follow the femoral artery all the way down to your toes, but with the name changing in the adductor hiatus to the popliteal artery. Going the opposite way for the vein it would change from the popliteal vein to the femoral vein.
A. Superficial pudendal arteries
B. Deep external pudendal arteries
C. Superficial circumflex iliac artery
D. Deep circumflex iliac artery
The major branch of the femoral artery is...
The profunda femoris artery.
quadriceps femoris (rectus femoris, vastus lateralis, vastus intermedius, vastus medialis)
and the tensor fasciae latae muscle
The psoas major muscle and the iliacus muscle.
(The psoas minor is a slender, inconstant muscle that blends with the major but, unlike the psoas major m., attaches to the pubic bone (iliopubic eminence) via a long flat tendon.
Rectus femoris tendon, which envelopes the patella and continues on to attach to the tibial tuberosity. However, the portion extending from the patella to the tibial tuberosity is called the patellar ligament.
FYI: The retus femoris is an antagonist to the hamstrings.
Thigh flexion, abduction, and lateral rotation with leg flexion.
AKA: the sex muscle!!
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