Abductor cruris caudalis - Musculus abductor cruris caudalis

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General terms > Myology > Muscles of pelvic limb > Abductor cruris caudalis



Origin: Arises by a long, flat tendon, which lies on the aponeurosis of the deep surface of the biceps femoris on the ventrocaudal edge of the sacrotuberous ligament near the ischial tuberosity.

Insertion: Crural fascia.

Action: With the caudal branch of the biceps femoris, it abducts the limb and flexes the stifle.

Nerve: Ischiadicus.

Text by Antoine Micheau, MD - Copyright IMAIOS


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