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Hip and Knee Muscles

MuscleActionPrime Mover
sartorius (longest muscle) hip flexion/abduction/ER; knee flexion hip ER
adductor magnus hip adduction/ER hip adduction
adductor longus hip adduction/flexion/ER
gluteus maximus hip extension (esp. w/ knee flexed)/ ER hip extension
gluteus medius hip abduction/IR hip abduction
gluteus minimus hip abduction/IR hip IR
quadriceps hip flexion (w/ SLR)/ Knee extensions knee ext.
vastus lateralis; vastus intermedius; vastus medialis knee extension (vastus medialis- last 10-15 degrees)
biceps femoris knee flexion
semitendinosis; semimembranosis knee flexion; hip extensions (w/ knee extended)
Hamstrings Knee Flexion Antagonist to quads
iliopsoas (psoas major & iliacus) hip flexion hip flexion
Created by: MTaylor10