The quadriceps (or 'quads') muscle is the large muscle at the front of the thigh.
|The term 'quadri-ceps' means 'four heads' - as the muscle has four separate components that join into a common tendon, the quads tendon.|
The four heads of the quads muscle
The four heads of the quads include:
Sonography of the quadriceps muscle: Examination technique, normal anatomy, and traumatic lesions. Pasta G, Nanni G, Molini L and Bianchid S. J Ultrasound. 2010 Jun; 13(2): 76–84.