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Unformatted text preview: Muscles that move the femur- gluteus maximus o origin: iliac crest, sacrum, coccyx & aponeurosis of sacrospinalis o insertion: iliotibial tract & linea aspera under greater trochanter of femur o action: extends thigh at hip joint & laterally rotates thigh- gluteus medius o origin: ilium o insertion: greater trochanter of femur o action: abducts thigh at hip joint & medially rotates thigh- tensor fasciae latae o origin: iliac crest o insertion: iliotibial tract (& tibia) o action: flexes & abducts thigh at hip joint- adductor longus o origin: pubic crest & pubic symphysis o insertion: linea aspera of femur o action: flexes & adducts thigh at hip joint & medially rotates thigh- pectineus o origin: superior ramus of pubis o insertion: pectineal line of femur (between lesser trochanter & linea aspera) o action: flexes & adducts thigh at hip joint page6...
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- Fall '10
- Anthropology, joints, Extensor carpi ulnaris muscle