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Origins, Insertions & Actions of the Muscles of the Upper Leg

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dellg85's version from 2016-03-10 14:15

Origins, Insertions & Actions

MuscleOriginInsertionAction
SemimembranosusIschiumTibiaKnee flexion and hip extension
SemitendinosusIschiumTibiaKnee flexion and hip extension
Biceps FemorisIschium and the posterior head originates halfway down the posterior surface of the femurHead of fibulaKnee flexion and hip extension
Rectus FemorisIliac spine and top of the acetabulumFront of the tibia via the patella tendonHip flexion and knee extension
Vastus medialisFemurFront of the tibia via the patella tendonKnee extension
Vastus IntermediusFemurFront of the tibia via the patella tendonKnee extension
Vastus LateralisFemurFront of the tibia via the patella tendonKnee extension
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