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nbme20/Block 4/Question#26 (38.6 difficulty score)
A 33-year-old man comes to the physician ...
Rectus femoris🔍,📺

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jcmed  Was so close to picking vastus intermedius +1  
shakakaka  Why sartorius is so lateral.. +  

I remember "rectus femoris" as the "rectum/butt-kicking" muscle. It helps to both extend and raise the knee, like you'd do when kicking someone. Not directly relevant to this question, but they can always ask about action too.

+4/- baja_blast(146),

submitted by markmizrachi(0),

Rectus femoris is more superficial than vastus intermedius, as shown in the above picture.

submitted by trazobone(59),

You would think the rectus femoris is in the back bc rectum, and biceps is in the front. But no. Okay then.

makingstrides  This is how I remember the biceps, hopefully it helps. Biceps flexes (think of biceps of your arm) - flexion of the leg is raising the leg posteriorly; therefore biceps femoris must be posterior. +1