MCQ – 89003


A 43-year-old man visits the outpatient clinic with a painful, swollen knee joint. The patient’s history reveals chronic gonococcal arthritis. A knee aspiration is ordered for bacterial culture of the synovial fluid. A standard suprapatellar approach is used, and the needle passes from the lateral aspect of the thigh into the region immediately proximal to and deep to the patella. Through which of the following muscles would the needle pass?

A. Adductor magnus


Short head of biceps femoris


Rectus femoris


Vastus Lateralis

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