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Leg Muscles

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Gluteus maximus
Extends and laterally rotates thigh; adducts the hip
Gluteus medius
Medially rotates thigh; abducts the hip
Iliacus
Flexes thigh at the hip
Gracilis
Adducts thigh at the hip and flexes leg at the knee; assists in medial rotation
Sartorius
Flexes, abducts, and laterally rotates thigh at the hip; flexes knee (anterior view)
Rectus femoris
ORIGIN: anterior superior iliac spine; INSERTION: medial side of proximal tibia
ACTION: Extends leg at the knee and flexes thigh at the hip (anterior view)
Vastus medialis
Extends leg at the knee; part of the quadriceps group (anterior view)
Vastus lateralis
Extends leg at the knee; part of the quadriceps group (anterior view)
Psoas major
Flexes thigh at the hip; flexes vertebral column (anterior view)
Gracilis
Adducts thigh at the hip and flexes leg at the knee; assists in medial rotation (pposterior view)
Vastus medialis
Extends leg at the knee; part of the quadriceps group (posterior view)
Biceps femoris
Flexes leg at the knee and extends thigh at the hip; belongs to the hamstring group
Semitendinosus
Flexes leg at the knee and extends thigh at the hip; belongs to the hamstring group
Semimembranosus
Flexes leg at the knee and extends thigh at the hip; belongs to the hamstring group
Gastrocnemius
Plantar flexion of ankle
Soleus
Plantar flexion of ankle
Soleus
Plantar flexion of ankle
Tibialis anterior
Dorsiflexion of foot at the ankle; inversion of foot
Extensor digitorum longus
Extends the lateral four toes; dorsiflexion of ankle and eversion of foot
Soleus
Plantar flexion of ankle
Biceps femoris
Extensor digitorum
Gastrocnemius
Gluteus maximus
Gluteus medius
Gracilis
Iliacus
Rectus femoris
Sartorius
Sartorius
Semimembranosus
Semimembranosus
Semitendinosus
Soleus
Tibialis anterior
Vastus lateralis
Vastus medialis