Upper Legs

Articularis Genus

Articularis Genu

The articularis genu is a small muscle of the anterior thigh located just above the knee. It lies deep to the vastus intermedius and occasionally blends with it. The articularis genu consists of several separate muscular bundles.

Biceps Femoris Short Head

Biceps Femoris Short Head

The biceps femoris is a hamstring muscle in the posterior compartment of the thigh that assists in movements of the hip, thigh, knee, and lower leg. It consists of two heads: the long head is the lateral portion and the short head is the medial portion. The biceps femoris forms the lateral border of the …

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Adductor Magnus

Adductor Magnus

The adductor magnus is a large, triangular adductor muscle in the medial compartment of the thigh that assists in the movements of the hip and thigh. The adductor magnus has multiple osseoaponeurotic openings, formed by tendinous arches attached to the bone, to allow for the passage of vessels.

Tensor Fasciae Latae

Tensor Fasciae Latae

The tensor fasciae latae is a muscle of the thigh, it acts on the iliotibial band and is continuous with the iliotibial tract, which attaches to the tibia. The muscle assists in keeping the balance of the pelvis while standing, walking, or running.

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