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Shortened leg muscles

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Tensor fasciae latae
Abducts, medially rotates, and flexes thigh; stabilizes the hips
Piriformis
Abducts and laterally rotates thigh at the hip
Psoas major
Flexes thigh at the hip; flexes vertebral column
Pectineus
Adducts and flexes thigh at the hip
Adductor longus
Adducts and flexes thigh at the hip; assists in medial rotation
Adductor magnus
Adducts and extends thigh at the hip; assists in medial rotation
Sartorius
Flexes, abducts, and laterally rotates thigh at the hip; flexes knee
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
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
Peroneus longus
Plantar flexion and eversion of foot; stabilizes the lateral ankle and arch of the foot
Peroneus longus
Plantar flexion and eversion of foot; stabilizes the lateral ankle and arch of the foot
Peroneus longus
Plantar flexion and eversion of foot; stabilizes the lateral ankle and arch of the foot