How long does it take for a rectus femoris strain to heal?

In most cases, full return to activity will take from 2-6 weeks depending on the severity of the tendinitis.

What is the most common location for rectus femoris strain injury?

Rectus femoris muscle injury usually consists of a myotendinous strain centered on the indirect or direct head or, less commonly, myofascial junction injury, at the periphery of the muscle. The majority of rectus femoris injuries occur about the deep intramuscular musculotendinous junction9.

What happens if you tear your rectus femoris?

Swelling and bruising may develop over the site of injury. It will feel particularly tender when pressing in (palpating) where the tendon attaches at the front of the hip. If a complete rupture has occurred then it will be impossible to contract the muscle and a gap or deformity may be visible.

What nerve causes the rectus femoris to shorten?

Rectus femoris muscle
Insertion inserts into the patellar tendon as one of the four quadriceps muscles
Artery descending branch of the lateral femoral circumflex artery
Nerve femoral nerve
Actions knee extension; hip flexion

How do you know if you tore your quad?

Symptoms of a quadriceps tear or strain may include:

  1. Pain.
  2. Swelling.
  3. Trouble moving the affected leg or walking.
  4. Bruising.
  5. Cramping.

What is the reflected head of the rectus femoris?

The AIIS serves as the bony origin of the direct head of the rectus femoris, whereas the reflected head of the rectus femoris attaches along the superior lateral acetabulum and adjacent joint capsule. These structures are encountered during hip arthroscopy as well as during open surgical hip dislocations.

Is rectus femoris superficial or deep?

Structure: The rectus femoris is fusiform in shape with superficial fibers that are bipenniform and deep fibers that run straight (rectus) to the deep aponeurosis.

What is the most common rectus femoris injury?

The majority of rectus femoris injuries occur about the deep intramuscular musculotendinous junction 9. Other injuries to the quadriceps mechanism include muscle contusion, vastus muscle strain, distal rectus femoris musculotendinous junction strain and quadriceps tendon tear.

What is the treatment for Rectus femoris strain?

The treatment and rehabilitation of rectus femoris strains closely resemble that of many other muscles strains and injuries. Some of the more common methods of treatment are: If you’ve ever pulled a muscle, you are probably familiar with the RICE method of treating the injury.

Is the rectus femoris too short for patella?

A short rectus femoris may contribute to a higher positioned patella in relation to the contralateral side. A markedly shortened rectus femoris is suggested by knee flexion of less than 80°or by marked prominence of superior patellar groove originates from anterior inferior iliac spine (AIIS) and the part of alar of ilium superior to the acetabulum

Why is the rectus femoris called the straight leg?

The word rectus is a latin word connoting “straight”. Thus the rectus femoris received its name because it runs straight down the thigh. It is a two way acting muscle as it crosses over the hip and knee joint; therefore, it contributes to 90° of knee flexion and assists iliopsoas in hip flexion .