Femoris

  • (noun): The longest and thickest bone of the human skeleton; extends from the pelvis to the knee.
    Synonyms: femur, thighbone

Some articles on femoris:

Lombard's Paradox
... The rectus femoris biarticular muscle acting over the hip has a smaller hip moment arm than the hamstrings ... However, the rectus femoris moment arm is greater over the knee than the hamstring knee moment ... This means that contraction from both rectus femoris and hamstrings will result in hip and knee extension ...
Nerve To Quadratus Femoris
... The nerve to quadratus femoris is a nerve that provides innervation to the quadratus femoris and gemellus inferior muscles ...
Biceps Femoris Muscle - Anatomy - Action
... Both heads of the biceps femoris perform knee flexion ... The long head of the biceps femoris is a weaker knee flexor when the hip is extended (because of active insufficiency) ... When the knee is semi-flexed, the biceps femoris in consequence of its oblique direction rotates the leg slightly outward ...
Ligament Of Head Of Femur
... of the head of the femur (Latin ligamentum capitis femoris'), or the round ligament of the femur (Latin ligamentum teres femoris'), commonly referred to as the ...
Biceps Femoris Tendon Avulsion
... The biceps femoris is commonly injured in sports that require explosive bending of the knee as seen in sprinting ... Avulsion of the biceps femoris tendon, is the complete pulling away of the tendon from the bone ... Injuries to biceps femoris are more common than to other hamstring muscles ...