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Flashcards in Lower Leg Muscles Deck (11):
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Anterior tibialis

Concentrically accelerates dorsiflexion and inversion

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Posterior tibialis

Concentrically accelerates plantarflexion and inversion of the foot

3

Soleus

Accelerates Plantarflexion of the foot

4

Gastrocnemius

Accelerates Plantarflexion of foot

5

Peroneus Longus

Plantarflexion and everts the foot (on long side of anterior tibia)

6

Biceps femoris (long head)

Accelerates knee flexion and hip extension
Externally rotates tibia
*in hammie complex (in middle)

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Bicep femoris-short head

Accelerates knee flexion and externally rotates tibia

8

Semimembranous

Concentrically accelerates knee flexion, hip extension, and internally rotates tibia
*in hammie complex(toward inner thigh)

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Semitendinosus

Accelerates knee flexion, hip extension, and internally rotates tibia

10

Vastus lateralis
Vastus medialis
Vastus intermedius

In quads (outer side aka lateral, inner, and middle=intermedius)
Accelerates knee extension

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Rectus femoris

Accelerates knee extension and hip flexion
*Attached from iliac spine of pelvis to patella, in mid quad