muscles of lower limb

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lateral compartment muscles that plantar flex and vert the foot( 2 muscles)

flexor longus, fibularis brevis

abduct the thigh to take the "at ease" stance ( 2 muscles)

gluteus medius, tensor fasciae latae

used to extend the hip when climbing stairs

gluteus maximus

prime movers of plantar flexion of the foot (2 muscles)

gastrocnemius, soleus

prime mover of inversion of foot

tibialis posterior

prime mover of dorsiflexion of foot

tibialis anterior

adduct the thigh, as when standing at attention

adductor group

extends the toes

extensor digitorum longus

extend thigh and flex knee ( 3 muscles)

biceps femoris, semimembranosus, semitendinosus

extends knee and flexes thigh

rectus femoris

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