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Sartorius

Sartorius is the longest muscle in the entire body, which crosses the front of the thigh obliquely from the lateral to the medial side.

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rectus femoris
vastus lateralis
iliacus
psoas major
pectineus
adductor magnus
adductor longus
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iliotibial tract
tensor fascia lata
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Sartorius
rectus femoris
vastus lateralis
iliacus
psoas major
pectineus
adductor magnus
adductor longus
Pectineus

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iliotibial tract
tensor fascia lata
gluteus minimus
semimembranosus
vastus lateralis
Gracilis
cremaster
Femur
Adductor Brevis

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Sartorius Muscle

Sartorius Muscle

Origin

It appears from the anterior superior iliac spine and upper half of the notch immediately below it.

Insertion

The muscle corkscrew obliquely through the thigh from lateral to medial side to reach the posterior aspect of the medial condyle of femur, where its tendon runs forwards to be added into the upper part of the medial outermost layer of the shaft of tibia in front of the insertions of gracilis and semitendinosus. The insertion of sartorius is inverted hockey stick-shaped.

Related:   Chorda Tympani Nerve

Nerve Supply

It’s supplied by the anterior section of the femoral nerve.

Actions

It bends both the hip and the knee joints, and adducts and rotates the thigh laterally to bring the lower limb into the sitting position of a tailor (Latin sartor: tailor)/” palthi position” embraced by Indian Hindus during meal.

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By | 2018-08-08T00:00:00+00:00 August 8th, 2018|Anatomy, Lower Limb, Muscles|0 Comments