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Muscles of the Hip

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Hip Flexors - Psoas Major Large, thick muscle deep in abdomen. From vertebral bodies and discs at T12-T5 to the inguinal ligament and anterior part of hip joint capsule.
Hip Flexors - Iliacus Primarily a hip flexor and stabilizer. Poor flexibility may increase lumbar lordosis, anterior pelvic tilt and a hip-flexed posture.
Hip Flexors - Tensor Fascia Latae From anterior iliac crest to the IT band, producing abduction, flexion and medial rotation of the thigh.
Hip Flexors - Iliotibial band From iliac crest to purerolateral tibia and head of fibula.
Sartorius Longest Muscle of body running from ASIS to superomedial tibia producing flexion, lateral rotation and abduction of femur.
Rectus Femoris 2 joint muscle, crossing the hip and knee
Hip Extensors - Gluteus Maximus Thigh extension from 45 degrees down to 0 degrees of flexion.
Hip Extensors - Biceps Femoris, Semimembranosis and Semitendonosis All Part of hamstrings
Lateral Hip Rotators Periformis, Obturator intermus, Obturator externus, Gemellus inferior, Gemellus superior, Quadratus femoris
Medial Hip Rotators Gluteus minimus, Gluteus medius - anterior fibers, Tensor Fascia Latae, Gracilis
Hip Adductors - Adductor magnus Largest and strongest of adductors
Hip Adductors - Adductor Brevis Hip adduction
Hip Adductors - Adductor longus Anterior to adductor brevis
Hip Adductors - Pectineus From lateral pubis to pectineal line connecting lesser trochanter to linea aspera
Hip Adductors - Gracilis Long, thin superficial hip adductor
Hip Abductors - Gluteus Medius Superior to gluteus maximus, abducts and medially rotates thigh. Secondary job is hip flexion
Hip Abductors - Gluteus Minimus Anterior to gluteus medius, reinforces action of anterior portion of gluteus medius (abduction and flexion of hip)
Hip Abductors - Tensor Fascia Latae From anterior iliac crest to the IT band producing abduction, flexion and medial rotation of thigh
Sartorius Flexes, laterally rotates and abducts hip
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