Legs & Feet

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Abductor Hallucis
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The Abductor hallucis lies along the medial border of the foot and covers the origins of the plantar vessels and nerves.
Adductor Brevis
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The adductor brevis is a muscle in the thigh situated immediately behind the pectineus and adductor longus.
Adductor Longus
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In the human body, the adductor longus is a skeletal muscle located in the thigh. One of the adductor muscles of the hip, its main function is to adduct the thigh and it is innervated by the obturator nerve.
Adductor Magnus
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The adductor magnus is a large triangular muscle, situated on the medial side of the thigh.
Biceps Femoris
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The biceps femoris is a muscle of the posterior (the back) thigh. As its name implies, it has two parts, one of which (the long head) forms part of the hamstrings muscle group.
Extensor Digitorum Brevis
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The extensor digitorum brevis muscle (sometimes EDB) is a muscle on the upper surface of the foot that helps extend digits 2 through 4.
Extensor Digitorum Longus
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The Extensor digitorum longus is a pennate muscle, situated at the lateral part of the front of the leg.
Extensor Hallucis Longus
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The Extensor hallucis longus is a thin muscle, situated between the Tibialis anterior and the Extensor digitorum longus that functions to extend the big toe, dorsiflex the foot, and assists with foot inversion.
Flexor Digitorum Brevis
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The flexor digitorum brevis lies in the middle of the sole of the foot, immediately above the central part of the plantar aponeurosis, with which it is firmly united.
Flexor Digitorum Longus
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The Flexor digitorum longus is situated on the tibial side of the leg. At its origin it is thin and pointed, but it gradually increases in size as it descends.
Flexor Hallucis Brevis
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The Flexor hallucis brevis arises, by a pointed tendinous process, from the medial part of the under surface of the cuboid bone, from the contiguous portion of the third cuneiform, and from the prolongation of the tendon of the Tibialis posterior which is attached to that bone.
Flexor Hallucis Longus
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The Flexor hallucis longus muscle (FHL) is a muscle of the leg. It is one of the deep muscles of the posterior compartment of the leg.
Gastrocnemius
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In humans, the gastrocnemius muscle ( /ˌɡæstrɒkˈniːmiəs/ or /ˌɡæstrəˈniːmiəs/; Latin, from Greek γαστήρ “stomach” and knēmē “leg”; meaning “stomach of leg”, referring to the bulging shape of the calf) is a very powerful superficial pennate muscle that is in the back part of the lower leg.
Gluteus Maximus
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The gluteus maximus (also known as glutæus maximus or, collectively with the gluteus medius and minimus, the glutes) is the largest and most superficial of the three gluteal muscles.
Gluteus Medius
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The gluteus medius (or glutæus medius), one of the three gluteal muscles, is a broad, thick, radiating muscle, situated on the outer surface of the pelvis.
Gracilis
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The gracilis (Latin for “slender”) is the most superficial muscle on the medial side of the thigh. It is thin and flattened, broad above, narrow and tapering below.
Iliopsoas
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The Psoas major originates along the lateral surfaces of the vertebral bodies of T12 and L1-L5 and their associated intervertebral discs. The Psoas minor originates at the transverse processes of L1-L5. The Iliacus originates in the Iliac fossa of the pelvis.
Pectineus
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The pectineus muscle (from the Latin word pecten, meaning comb) is a flat, quadrangular muscle, situated at the anterior part of the upper and medial aspect of the thigh.
Piriformis
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The piriformis (from Latin piriformis = “pear shaped”) is a muscle in the gluteal region of the lower limb. It was first named by Spigelius, a professor from the University of Padua in the 16th century.
Quadriceps Femoris
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The quadriceps femoris (Latin for “four-headed muscle of the femur”), also called simply the quadriceps, quadriceps extensor, quads, is a large muscle group that includes the four prevailing muscles on the front of the thigh.
Sartorius
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The Sartorius muscle – the longest muscle in the human body – is a long thin muscle that runs down the length of the thigh.
Semimembranosus
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The semimembranosus is a muscle in the back of the thigh. It is the most medial of the three hamstring muscles.
Semitendinosus
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The semitendinosus is a muscle in the back of the thigh; it is one of the hamstrings.
Soleus
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In humans and some other mammals, the soleus is a powerful muscle in the back part of the lower leg (the calf).
Tibialis Anterior
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The tibialis anterior is the most medial muscle of the anterior compartment of the leg and is responsible for dorsiflexing and inverting the foot.
Tibialis Posterior
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The tibialis posterior muscle originates on the inner posterior borders of the tibia and fibula. It is also attached to the interosseous membrane, which attaches to the tibia and fibula.