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 popliteal fossa.

Biceps Femoris Short Head

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This muscle is responsible or assists with the following joint movement(s):

Exercises that involve this muscle:

Action: Knee Lateral Rotation
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