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Muscles: ant. thigh

action, origin, insertion of 12 major anterior thigh muscles

Muscle PropertyValue
Iliacus origin iliac fossa and crest
psoas major insertion lesser trochanter of femur
sartorius insertion medial aspect of proximal tibia
iliacus action thigh flexion (trunk flexion, bowing)
adductor magnus origin ischium and pubis
psoas major action thigh flexion, lateral flexion of vertebral column
sartorius action flexion of thigh, abduction of thigh, lateral rotation of thigh, flexion of knee (weak)
iliacus insertion lesser trochanter of femur
sartorius origin anterior superior iliac spine
psoas major origin transverse process, bodies and discs of T12 and L1-L5
adductor magnus insertion linea aspera and medial epicondyle of femur
adductor brevis origin pubis
adductor longus action adduction of thigh, flexion of thigh, medial rotation of thigh
gracilis origin ischium and pubis
adductor brevis insertion linea aspera (above adductor longus)
adductor longus origin pubis near pubic symphysis
gracilis insertion just below the medial condyle of tibia
adductor magnus action adduction of thigh, flexion of thigh, medial rotation of thigh
adductor longus insertion linea aspera
adductor brevis action adduction of thigh, flexion of thigh, medial rotation of thigh
rectus femoris origin anterior inferior iliac spine, superior acetabulum
vastus lateralis insertion patella and tibial tuberocity
vastus medialis action extension of knee
gracilis action adduction of thigh, flexion of leg, medial rotation of leg
vastus intermedius insertion patella and tibial tuberocity
rectus femoris insertion patella and tibial tuberocity
muscles of the quadriceps femoris 5:rectus femoris, vastus lateralis, vastus medialis, vastus intermedius, tensor fasciae latae
vastus lateralis action extension of knee
vastus medialis insertion patella and tibial tuberocity
rectus femoris action extension of knee, flexion of thigh
vastus intermedius action extension of knee
vastus medialis origin linea aspera
vastus lateralis origin greater trochanter and linea aspera of femur
Created by: hanalin2