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ANATOMY LEG MUSCLES

Muscles for lower limb

TermDefinition
Gluteus Maximus Extends Thigh
Gluteus Maximus Origin posterior ilium, sacrum, coccyx
Gluteus Maximus Insertion gluteal tuberosity of femur and iliotibial tract
Gluteus Medius Abducts Thigh
Gluteus Medius Origin Posterior Ilium
Gluteus Medius Insertion Greater Trochanter of femur
Gluteus Minimus Abducts Thigh
Gluteus Minimus Origin Posterior Ilium
Gluteus Minimus Insertion Greater Trochanter of Femur
Sartorius Thigh Flexion
Sartorius Origin Iliac Crest
Sartorius Insertion Medial Tibial Tuberosity
Tensor Fascia Latae Abducts thigh
Tensor Fascia Latae Origin Iliac Crest
Tensor Fascia Latae Insertion Lateral Condyle of Tibia
Iliopsoas flexes thigh
Adductors adducts thigh
Adductors Origin Ischiujm/pubis
Adductors Insertion Medial Femur
Gracilis adducts thigh
Gracilis Origin pubis
Gracilis Insertion proximal medial tibia
quadriceps femoris extends knee
quadriceps femoris origin proximal femur
quadriceps femoris insertion tibial tuberosity via patellar tendon
Hamstring flex knee
Hamstring origin ischial tuberosity
Hamstring insertion posterior proximal tibia/fibula
Extensor digitorum longus extends toes and dorsiflexes foot
Extensor digitorum longus origin lateral condyle tibia
Extensor digitorum longus insertion phalanges 2-5
Gastrocnemius plantar flexes, flex knee
Gastrocnemius origin medial and lateral condyles of femur
Gastrocnemius insertion calcaneus
Soleus plantar flexion
Fibularis plantar flexes and Eversion
Created by: mlazar11