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Thigh/Hip Muscles

Muscle Actions

TermDefinition
iliacus flexes thigh
psoas major flexes thigh
sartorius flexes thigh and laterally rotates thigh; flexes leg and medially rotates leg.
tensor fasciae latate abducts thigh; medially rotates thigh
quadriceps femoris laterally rotates thigh
rectus femoris extends leg; flexes thigh
vastus medialis extends leg
vastus intermedius extends leg
vastus lateralis extends leg
adductor longus abducts thigh; flexes thigh
adductor magnus abducts thigh; flexes thigh
gracilis adducts and flexes thigh; flexes leg
gluteus maximus extends thigh; laterally moves thigh
gluteus medius abducts thigh; medially rotates thigh
"Hamstring" muscles extend thigh and flex leg; rotate leg laterally -biceps femoris -semitendinosus -semimembranous
Created by: ahasenmu