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Vastus Intermedius is located centrally, underneath Rectus femoris in the anterior compartment of the thigh and on each side of it: Vastus medialis and Vastus Lateralis respectively. It is one of the four muscles that form the quadriceps femoris muscle. Tensor of Vastus Intermedius is a new muscle that is part of the Quadriceps.
The descending branch of the lateral circumference femoral artery supplies this muscle.
Assessment of the quadriceps muscles individually cannot be done; therefore, the test for knee extensor integrity is used to assess for it's power. See: Rectus femoris.
The Vastus Intermedius is difficult to palpate. It is the least superficial muscle in the thigh's anterior compartment muscles; thus, it cannot be isolated for stretching and/or massage.
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