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Muscle Group 9

Muscles That Move the Thigh

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Sartorius Origin: Ilium (anterior superior iliac spine) Insertion: Tibia (medial surface) Action: Flexes & laterally rotates thigh; Flexes knee
Tensor fasciae latae Origin: Ilium (iliac crest) Insertion: Iliotibial tract Action: Flexes & abducts thigh; Rotates thigh medially
Iliopsoas Origin: Ilium; Lumbar vertebrae Insertion: Femur (lesser trochanter) Action: Flexes thigh towards the trunk; Rotates thigh laterally
Gluteus maxiumus Origin: Posterior ilium; Sacrum & coccyx Insertion: Femur (gluteal tuberosity); Iliotibial tract Action: Extends thigh at the hip; Rotates thigh laterally
Gluteus medius Origin: Ilium (lateral surface) Insertion: Femur (greater trochanter) Action: Abducts & medially rotates thigh
Gluteus minimus Origin: Ilium (lateral surface) Insertion: Femur (greater trochanter) Action: Abducts & medially rotates thigh
Created by: michael.itonaga