Sartorius muscle - Musculus sartorius

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General terms > Myology > Muscles of the pelvic limb > Sartorius muscle

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Origin: The cranial part arises from the iliac crest and the cranial ventral iliac spine, as well as from the lumbodorsal fascia. The caudal part arises on the bony ridge between the two ventral spines of the ilium.

Insertion: Cranial border of the tibia.

Action: To flex the hip and stifle while the limb is being protracted and to contribute to stifle extension during stance.

Nerve: Saphenous.


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