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The vastus lateralis is located above the knee joint, toward the outer edge of the leg. It lies beneath the iliotibial tract, which is a band of fascia that runs vertically along the outer thigh. The vastus lateralis is susceptible to muscle fiber tearing -- which is called a muscle strain -- through knee extension in sports and everyday activities.
A pulled muscle is no fun. Unfortunately, it's very common, and most athletes or fitness enthusiasts will experience one at some point. Gentle stretching can help relieve pain from a pulled quad.
The kneecap sits within the tendon of the quadriceps muscle, in front of the femur, just above the knee joint. It is held in place by the muscles of the knee. The patella can dislocate laterally (toward the outside of the knee). This occurs more commonly in women because of anatomic differences in the angle aligning the femur and tibia.
An above-knee walking-plaster cast was applied with the knee in full extension for 6 weeks. The functional result was good 1 year after surgery.
To perform this stretch: Lie on your back with your knees bent and your feet flat on the floor. Bend one knee and hug it into your body. Slowly kick that leg up toward the ceiling, straightening it and pulling it toward the torso until tension is felt.
Therefore, it is important to lay the leg straight, then engage the quad muscle as if you were doing a Quad Set as described above. Then, and only then, can you lift the leg. Raise the leg at least 18inches high, then hold the leg straight---pushing the quad muscles to hold tight---then lower your leg to the floor and release the quad muscle.
Quadriceps Tendon Tear is an injury that occurs when the tendon that attaches the quadriceps muscles (a group of 4 muscles in the front part of the femur) to the patella or kneecap tears. The quadriceps tendon may be partially or completely torn.