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Thigh Muscles

11.3--Muscle Groups

TermDefinition
Adductor Longus Origin: Pubic Crest and Pubic Symphysis Insertion: Linea Aspera of Femur Action: Adducts, flexes and rotates; RMA--extends thigh
Adductor Brevis Origin: Inferior ramus of pubis Insertion: Linea Aspera of femur Action: Adducts thigh at hip joint and rotates thigh; anterior part flexes thigh at hip joint
Adductor Magnus Origin: Inferior ramus of pubis, ischium to ischial tuberosity Insertion: Lina Aspera of femur Action: Adduction, rotation, anterior flexion, posterior extension
Pectineus Origin: Superior ramus of pubis Insertion: Pectineal line Action: Flexion and adduction
Gracilis Origin: Body and inferior ramus of pubis Insertion: Medial surface of body of tibia Action: Adduction, medial rotation, and flexion at leg
Quads--Rectus Femoris Origin: Anterior inferior iliac spine Insertion: Patella and tibial tuberosity Action: extension; flexion at hip
Quads--Vastus lateralis Origin: Greater trochanter and linea aspera Insertion: Patella and tibial tuberosity
Quads--Vastus Medialis Origin: Linea aspera Insertion: Patella and tibial tuberosity
Quads--Vastus Intermedius Origin: Anterior and Lateral surfaces of femur Insertion: Patella and tibial tuberosity
Sartorius Origin: Anterior superior iliac spine
Hamstring--Biceps femoris Origin: Iscial tuberosity; linea aspera Insertion: Fibula and lateral condyle of tibia Action: Flexion of femur
Hamstring--Semitendinosus Origin: Ischial tuberosity Insertion: Proximal parts of medial surface of shaft of tibia Action: Flexion
Hamstring--Smeimembranosus Origin: Ischium Insertion: Tibia Action: Flexion
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