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1

What are the posterior thigh muscles?

-biceps femoris - long head
-biceps femoris - short head
-semitendinosus
-semimembranosus

2

What are the attachment points of biceps femoris - long head?

SP: ischial tuberosity
ID: fibular head

3

What are the actions of biceps femoris - long head?

-hip extension
-kneee flexion
-knee lateral rotation

4

What are the attachment points of biceps femoris - short head?

SP: linea aspera (mid-shaft)
ID: fibular head

5

What are the actions of biceps femoris - short head?

-knee flexion
-knee lateral rotation (slight movement)

6

What are the attachment points of semitendinosus?

SP: ischial tuberosity
ID: proximal anteromedial tibia (one of the pes anserinus tendons)

7

What are the actions of semitendinosus?

-hip extension
-knee flexion
-knee medial rotation

8

What are the attachment points of semimembranosus?

SP: ischial tuberosity
ID: posterior aspect of the medial condyle of the tibia

9

What are the actions of semimembranosus?

-hip extension
-knee flexion
-knee medial rotation

10

What are the three muscle tendons that make up Pes Anserine?

-gracilis
-sartorius
-semintendinosus