Muscles of the Upper Leg

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islayinnes
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Muscles of the Upper Leg
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2012-08-07 12:58:33
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Knee Flexion
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Posterior Muscles of the Upper Leg and their Actions
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  1. Muscle ... Origin ... Insertion ... Action



    • Muscle - Biceps Femoris
    • Origin - Two Heads
    •      Long Head begins at the Ischial Tuberosity
    •      Short Head begins at the femur
    • Insertion - Head of Fibula and Lateral Condyle of Tibia
    • Action - Flexion of the Knee and Extension of the Hip
  2. Muscle ... Origin ... Insertion ... Action



    • Muscle - Semimembranosus
    • Origin - Ischial Tuberosity
    • Insertion - Tibia (Medial Surface)
    • Action - Flexion of the Knee and Extension of the Hip
  3. Muscle ... Origin ... Insertion ... Action 


    • Muscle - Semitendinosus
    • Origin - Ischial Tuberosity
    • Insertion - Tibia (Upper Medial Surface)
    • Action - Flexion of the Knee and Extension of the Hip
  4. Muscle ... Origin ... Insertion ... Action

    • Muscle - Sartorius
    • Origin - Ilium at the Anterior Superior Iliac Spine (ASIS)
    • Insertion - Tibia (Medial Surface)
    • Action - Flexion of the Knee AND Flexion of the Hip AND Abduction of the Hip AND Lateral Rotation of the Hip
  5. What joints are present in the lower limb?
    • Hip joint
    • Knee joint
    • Ankle joint
    • Superior and inferior tibio-fibula joints
  6. Decribe the knee joint in greater detail
    • Synovial hinge joint
    • Movement is in a single plane - flexion and extension
    • Articulation between FEMUR and TIBIA
    • Patella is sesamoid bone in quadriceps tendon that articulates with femur
  7. Describe the ankle joint in more detail
    • Synovial hinge joint
    • Movement is in a single plane - flexion and extension
    • Articulation between TIBIA FIBULA and TALUS bones

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