For physiotherapist vastus medialis oblique (VMO) is a well known muscle. But some anatomist do not accept VMO as real muscle. The first paper I have seen was a letter to editor [ref needed]. In this letter it is clearly stated that VMO is not an independent muscle.
The vastus medialis (vastus medialis oblique, or VMO) is one of the four quadriceps muscles in the front of your upper thigh. The teardrop-shaped muscle helps move the knee joint and stabilizes the kneecap. Injury to the vastus medialis can cause knee pain and difficulty walking, running, or managing stairs.
The upper fibres, often referred to as Vastus Medialis longus, mainly pass straight downwards whereas the lower fibres, often referred to as Vastus Medialis Oblique, pass forwards, almost horizontally.
The vastus medialis oblique (VMO) portion on the muscle has an extra function of helping to control how the kneecap moves and provides stability. The shape of the knee means that naturally the kneecap would glide slightly over to the outer side of the knee when bending the leg.
The Vastus Medialis Oblique of VMO is one of the quadriceps muscles and it is located above (proximal) and medially to the patella or kneecap. The knee joint consists of 3 bones, tibia, femur and patella. These bones move in unison during the knee motions of flexion and extension. At the distal end of the femur, there is a groove (trochlear) that houses the patella during motions of the knee …
VMO is short for vastus medialis oblique muscle. It is one of the quadriceps muscles on the inside front of the thigh, just above the knee. Strengthening this muscle is particularly important for knee rehabilitation as it helps control the position of the patella (kneecap).
Vastus medialis is one of the four muscles that make up the quadriceps group of muscles. It originates from the upper part of the femoral shaft and inserts as a flattened tendon into the quadriceps femoris tendon, which inserts into the upper border of the patella.
The VMO, which is short for “Vastus Medialis Oblique.” This is the most important quad muscle and arguably the most responsible muscle for knee stability. The VMO’s main function is to control knee extension while stabilizing the patellar in a linear track.
The vastus medialis is one of the four quadriceps muscles, located on the front of your thigh, above your kneecap. It’s the innermost one. When you extend your leg fully, you can feel and sometimes…
Vastus Medialis Obliquus. This is a particular part of the vastus medialis muscle which is in itself one of the 4 components of the quadriceps muscle at the front of the thigh. The fibres of VMO have a more oblique alignment than the other fibres of Vastus Medialis, and are particularly important in patello-femoral (kneecap) problems.