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LE muscle quiz
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What muscle is the longest in the body, most superficial thigh muscle and forms the lateral border of the femoral triangle?
Which muscle is the strongest hip flexor? If the femurs are fixed, this muscle flexes the lumbar spine such as when doing a sit-up.
Which muscle in the quadriceps group is the only one that originates on the pelvis and crosses both the hip and knee joints?
which muscle has the combined action of bringing the leg forward in walking?
which muscle is the only hip adductor supplied by the femoral nerve?
Which muscle forms the medial border of the femoral triangle that contains the femoral nerve, artery, and vein?
which muscle from the adductor group is the largest, deepest, and most powerful?
which muscle from the adductor group is the only one to cross the hip and knee joints? It is also the most medial and weakest of the group
Which muscle is used mostly for power, as in going upstairs, rising from a sitting position, climbing, or running rather than walking?
which muscle can move the femur against the pelvis (hip extension) or move the pelvis against the femur (posterior pelvic tilt)
Which muscle when standing on one foot contracts on that side to help stabilize the pelvis and prevent it from tilting to the unsupported side?
Which muscle works with anterior portion of gleteus medius to steady the pelvis during ipsilateral weight-bearing
Which muscle has the sciatic nerve lying between the rotators and piriformis and may be entrapped or compressed by?
Which muscle group is essential for hip extension for upright posture and may assist trunk extension at the hip joint when the thighs are fixed?
Which muscle is the strongest dorsiflexor? Paralysis of this muscle can cause drop foot and overuse of this muscle causes shin splints
Which muscle places the foot flat on the ground by raising the lateral border? It contracts reflexively when the foot is over-inverted thus preventing ankle injury
Which muscle can act on the knee or the ankle separately, but not simultaneously?
Which muscle is the stronger plantarflexor and is fatigue-resistant?
which two muscles together are powerful plantarflexors of the ankle for raising the heel in running and jumping?
gastrocnemius and soleus
Which muscle play an important role in forward propulsion by flexing the big toe to push off the ground when walking and running?
flexor hallucis longus
Which muscle is the deepest muscle on the posterior of the knee joint? It is the "key that unlocks the knee"
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