Principal Muscles of the Body: Muscles That Move the Lower Extremeties

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For the answer, provide function, insertion, origin. (In that order)

Iliopsoas

Flexes thigh or trunk, femur, ilium and vertebrae.

Sartorius

Flexes thigh and rotates lower leg, tibia, ilium.

Gluteus Maximus

Extends thigh, femur, ilium sacrum and coccyx.

Adductor Longus

Adducts thigh, femur, pubis.

Gracilis

Adducts thigh, tibia, pubis.

Pectineus

Adducts thigh, femur, pubis.

Semimembranosus

Flexes knee, tibia, ischium.

Semitendinosus

Flexes knee, tibia, ischium.

Biceps Femoris

Flexes knee, fibula, ischium and femur.

Rectus Femoris

Extends knee, tibia, ilium.

Vastus Lateralis, Intermedius, and Medialis

Extends knee, tibia, femur.

Tibialis Anterior

Dorsiflexes ankle, metatarsals, tibia.

Gastrocnemius

Plantar flexes ankle, calcaneus, femur.

Soleus

Plantar flexes ankle, calcaneus, tibia and fibula.

Peroneus Longus and Brevis

Plantar flexes ankle, tarsal and metatarsals, tibia and fibula.

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