Origin of the direct and reflected rectus femoris head

Defining the footprint of the direct/ reflected head of rectus femoris and its relation to other structures

This study provides valuable insight into the relation of the AIIS and rectus tendon to the critical medial structures of the hip and pelvis, including the femoral neurovascular bundle. The data indicate that in most cases the femoral nerve is approximately 2 cm medial from the AIIS, and the pelvic cavity is encountered immediately medial to the AIIS.


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