10
MUSCLE GALLERY
Table 10.14
Muscles Crossing the Hip and Knee Joints: Movements of the Thigh and Leg
(Figures 10.20 and 10.21)
(continued)
Adductor magnus
Patella
Patellar
ligament
Psoas minor
Iliac crest
Psoas major
Tendon of
quadriceps
femoris
Iliopsoas
(a)
Adductor
magnus
O = origin
Pectineus
(cut)
Adductor
brevis
Adductor
longus
Femur
O
O
Ι
Ι
Ι
Ι
(b)
Vastus
lateralis
Vastus
intermedius
Vastus
medialis
Patella
Patellar
ligament
Rectus femoris
tendon (cut)
O
(c)
12th rib
Quadratus lumborum
12th thoracic
vertebra
5th lumbar
vertebra
Adductor longus
Gracilis
Iliacus
Anterior superior iliac spine
Tensor fasciae latae
Pectineus
Sartorius
Quadriceps femoris
• R
ectus femoris
Vastus lateralis
Vastus medialis
Ι
= insertion
Figure 10.20
Anterior and medial muscles promoting movements of the thigh and leg.
(For a related image, see
A Brief Atlas of the Human Body
, Figure 40.)
(a)
Anterior view of the deep
muscles of the pelvis and superficial muscles of the right thigh.
(b)
Adductor muscles of the medial
compartment of the thigh, isolated.
(c)
Vastus muscles of the quadriceps group, isolated.
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