Vastus Intermedius

Diagram of anterior muscles. Diagram of posterior muscles.

The vastus intermedius muscles are located in the upper anterior (anterior = 'front') of the legs of the human body.

The two vastus intermedius muscles, one of which is located in each leg, are one of the four quadriceps muscles in each upper-leg. The vastus intermedius muscles are positioned deep within the thigh, underneath the rectus femoris muscles.

Origin, Insertion and Actions of the Vastus Intermedius muscles:

Point of Origin:
  • Upper part of the femur bone
Points of Insertion:
  • Extends the leg at the knee joint.

The vastus intermedius muscles are labelled 'vastus intermedialis' muscles on our diagram of human anterior muscles.

More about Muscles:

The following are some popular pages in the section about the human muscular system:

There are also more pages about the words used to describe muscles (terminology), the anatomy and physiology of muscles, muscular disorders and associated topics. See also books about sports medicine.

In the News:

Garlic and Artichoke adopted through ABC's Adopt-an-Herb Program - 14 Jun '19

Cranberry Harvest underway in USA - 5 Oct '18

Total retail sales of herbal supplements in the USA exceeded $8 Billion in 2017 - 13 Sep '18

It's a bumper blueberry season - 13 Jul '18

Positive effects of exercise on blood cell populations - 20 Jun '18

Benefits of dementia friendly swimming opportunities - 30 May '18

Essential oils used in ambulances - 28 May '18

Psychological benefits of different types of natural environments - 2 Nov '17

Angels may come in disguise. Call on them whenever you need to but don't pre-judge how their help will arrive. They love to surprise and delight us!

Although care has been taken when compiling this page, the information contained might not be completely up to date. Accuracy cannot be guaranteed. This material is copyright. See terms of use.

IvyRose Holistic 2003-2020.