Muscles that move the thigh

Muscles that move the thigh - Muscles that move the thigh(4...

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Muscles that move the thigh (4 groups of muscles move the thigh) 1. Iliopsoas group : Two muscles share common tendon a. psoas major : arises from the vertebral bodies and intervertebral discs from T12-L5. b. iliacus: flex the hip joint dorsal comp: femoral n. 2. Gluteal group muscles : a. Gluteus maximus: some of its fibers also insert into the iliotibial tract Recruited as an extensor only when powerful force is required, such as in running and climbing stairs. Inferior gluteal nerve b. Gluteus medius: abducts and medially rotates the thigh Superior gluteal nerve c. Gluteus minimus: lies underneath the gluteus medius. Superior gluteal nerve d. Tensor fascia latae: its fibers become tendinous and form part of the iliotibial tract, which insets onto lateral condyle of the tibia. Flexed, medially rotates, and abducts the thigh. Superior gluteal nerve Four muscles are all in dorsal compartment. 3. Lateral Rotator Group Muscles (all but one piriformis are ventral compartment muscles; they help maintain the integrity of the hip joint by steading the femoral head in the
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This note was uploaded on 03/10/2012 for the course ANP 300 taught by Professor Grine during the Spring '08 term at SUNY Stony Brook.

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