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Leg Muscles

Muscles of the leg include muscles of the thigh and foot. Leg muscles functions to perform all the motions and movements of the lower limb like standing, running, dancing etc. Leg muscles can be divided into 3 compartments: Anterior compartment, posterior compartment and lateral compartment. Muscles of


Pectineus is a flat quadrilateral muscle which is located in the floor of femoral triangle between psoas major laterally and adductor longus medially. Origin It appears from the pecten pubis, upper half of the pectineal surface of the superior ramus of pubis and pectineal fascia. Insertion The

Tibialis Anterior

Tibialis anterior is a multipennate and spindle-shaped muscle. It lies against the lateral surface of the tibia and is the most medial and superficial dorsiflexor of the foot. Tendon of tibialis anterior: At the time when foot is inverted it becomes prominent. Across the medial part of

Biceps Femoris (Short Head)

Biceps femoris is a muscle of the posterior compartment of the thigh, and is located in the posterolateral part. It belongs to the hamstring group. It emerges proximally through two ‘heads’ that are: Superficial head which is referred to as the ‘long head’. Deep head which is

Adductor Longus

Adductor Longus is a triangular muscle which is located in the exact same plane as pectineus. It forms the floor and medial boundary of the femoral triangle. Origin It originates by a rounded tendon from the front of the body of pubis in the angle between the

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