Muscles 4 (Lower Extremity)

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Author:
jannex18
ID:
28564
Filename:
Muscles 4 (Lower Extremity)
Updated:
2010-07-31 19:36:10
Tags:
Muscles that Act on Thigh
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Muscles that Act on the Thigh
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  1. Psoas Major
    • Insertion: lesser trochanter (femur)
    • Action: flex thigh
  2. Iliacus
    • Insertion: lesser trochanter (femur)
    • Action: flex thigh
  3. Gluteus Maximus
    • Insertion: linea aspera (femur) AND iliotibial band
    • Action: extend thigh
  4. Gluteus Medius
    • Insertion: greater trochanter (femur)
    • Action: abduct thigh
  5. Gluteus Minimus
    • Insertion: greater trochanter (femur)
    • Action: abduct thigh
  6. Piriformis
    Action: laterally rotate thigh
  7. Tensor Fascia Lata
    Action: abduct thigh

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