Semitendinosus - Musculus semitendinosus

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General terms > Myology > Muscles of pelvic limb > Semitendinosus

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Description

Origin: Lateral angle of the ischial tuberosity between the biceps femoris and semimembranosus.

Insertion: Medial surface of the tibia in front of the flexor muscles and the tuber calcanei with the biceps femoris.

Action: Extension of the hip and tarsal joints, flexion of the stifles joint in the free non-weight-bearing limb.

Nerve: Tibialis.


Text by Antoine Micheau, MD - Copyright IMAIOS

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