Biceps femoris - Musculus biceps femoris

Anatomical hierarchy

General terms > Myology > Muscles of pelvic limb > Biceps femoris



Origin: Ventrocaudal end of the sacrotuberous ligament, lateral angle of the ischial tuberosity.

Insertion: Tibial tuberosity, tibial crest, medial tuberosity of the tuber calcanei via the calcaneal tendon.

Action: Antigravity in stance phase of locomotion, knee flexion at the start of the swing phase of locomotion and tarsal joint extension.

Nerve: Ischiadicus and ramus distalis of the gluteus caudalis nerve.

Text by Antoine Micheau, MD - Copyright IMAIOS


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