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Muscles of the Lower Extremity

Rob Swatski, Associate Professor of Biology at HACC York Campus (HACC, Central Pennsylvania's Community College) http://robswatski.virb.com/
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Gluteus maximus
Extends and laterally rotates thigh; adducts the hip
Gluteus medius
Medially rotates thigh; abducts the hip
Gluteus minimus
Medially rotates thigh; abducts the hip
Tensor fasciae latae
Abducts, medially rotates, and flexes thigh; stabilizes the hips
Piriformis
Abducts and laterally rotates thigh at the hip
Obturator internus
Abducts and laterally rotates thigh at the hip
Gemellus superior
Laterally rotates thigh at the hip
Gemellus inferior
Laterally rotates thigh at the hip
Psoas major
Flexes thigh at the hip; flexes vertebral column
Iliacus
Flexes thigh at the hip
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
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
Rectus femoris
Extends leg at the knee and flexes thigh at the hip; part of the quadriceps group
Vastus medialis
Extends leg at the knee; part of the quadriceps group
Vastus lateralis
Extends leg at the knee; part of the quadriceps group
Psoas major
Flexes thigh at the hip; flexes vertebral column
Gracilis
Adducts thigh at the hip and flexes leg at the knee; assists in medial rotation
Vastus medialis
Extends leg at the knee; part of the quadriceps group
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
Gastrocnemius
Plantar flexion of ankle
Soleus
Plantar flexion of ankle
Soleus
Plantar flexion of ankle
Flexor digitorum longus
Flexes lateral four toes; plantar flexion and inversion of foot
Flexor hallucis longus
Flexes big toe; plantar flexion and inversion of foot
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
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 brevis
Plantar flexion and eversion of foot
Peroneus brevis
Plantar flexion and eversion of foot
Peroneus longus
Plantar flexion and eversion of foot; stabilizes the lateral ankle and arch of the foot
Peroneus brevis
Plantar flexion and eversion of foot
Soleus
Plantar flexion of ankle
Psoas major
Flexes thigh at the hip; flexes vertebral column