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Muscles of The Lower Limb

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Gluteus maximus
Large butt musce moves thigh
Gluteus medius
Midle musicle deep to maximus
Gluteus minimus
deepest and smallest butt muscle
Tensor fasciae latae
lateral to rectus embedded in iliotibial tract
Piriformis
Lateral rotators of the thigh
Fascia lata
connective tissue surrounding thigh
Iliotibial tract
thicken lateral portion of fascia lata tissue
Biceps femoris
Lateral two head extends thigh and flexes leg
Semitendinosus
Long tendon of insertion Back kneww area near thigh.
Semimembranosus
Medial extensive membrance tendon of orgin back knee area near thigh.
Rectus femoris
superficial muscle running straight along thigh flexes thigh and extends leg
Vastus lateralis
Lateral to rectus femoris
Vastus intermedius
deep to rectus
Vastus medialis
forms bulge on medial thigh medial to rectus
Sartorius
longest muscle in body lateral border of femoral triangle cross leg
Gracilis
postermedial adducts thigh
Pectineus
superior to adductor longus
Adductor longus
medial and forms medial border of femoral triangle
Adductor brevis
Not seen superior to magnus adducts the thigh
Adductor magnus
largest adductor deepest as well
illiacus
medial to sartorius flexes thigh inside ilium
Psoas major
medial to illiacus on top of ilium
Tibialis anterior
Superficial large muscle lateral to anterior part of tibia produces dorsiflexion
Extensor digitorum longus
extends toes
Peroneus longus
superficial muscle moves foot
Peroneus brevis
deep to peroneus longus
gastrocnemius
Two headed superficial muscle forms prominent bulge upper calf produces plantar flexion
Soleus
Broad muscle deep to Gastronemius
Tibialis posterior
lower calf deep to soleus
Flexor digitorum longus
Deep muscle lying against posterior tibia flexes toes
Calcaneal
Achilles common tendon insertion for Triceps surae attactes to caleancus