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Flashcards in Knee Muscles Deck (12)
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Popliteus

Origin: Lateral surface of lateral condyle of femur
Insertion: Posterior surface of upper tibia
Function: internal rotation of leg/knee, flexion of leg and knee

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Vastus Intermedius (quad)

Origin: Deep, anterior shaft of femur
Insertion: Patella
Function: Extend the knee

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Vastus Medialis (quad)

Origin: Medial aspect of femur
Insertion: patella
Function: Extend the knee

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Vastus lateralis (quad)

Origin: lateral aspect of femur
Insertion: patella
Function: extend the knee

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Rectus femoris (quad)

Origin: anterior inferior iliac spine
Insertion: patellar tendon
function: extend knee, also hip flexor

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gastrocnemius

Origin: condyle of femur
Insertion: Achilles
Function: knee flexion

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Gracilis

Origin: Pubis
Insertion: below medial condyle of tibia -Pes anserinus
function: weak knee flexor, adductor

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Semimembranosus (HS)

Origin: Ischial tuberosity
insertion: posterior medial condyle of tibia
function knee flexor, hip extender, medial rotate knee

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Semitendonosus (HS)

Origin: ischial Tuberosity
Insertion: medial tibia - Pes anserinus
Function: hip extender, internal knee rotator

10

Bicept Femoris LH (HS)

Origin: Ischial Tuberosity
Insertion: fibula (styloid process)
Function: Hip extensor

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Bicept Femoris SH (HS-ish)

Origin: back of femur (lateral to supracondylar ridge) - linerar aspera
Insertion: fibula (styloid process)
Function: flex knee

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Sartorius

Origin: anterior superior iliac spine (ASIS)
Insertion: upper medial portion of tibia
Action: rotate hip, hip flexor, hip abduct, weak knee flexor