Biceps Femoris

Biceps Femoris The structure indicated is the biceps femoris muscle of the thigh. The biceps femoris muscle is one of three muscles in the posterior compartment of the thigh. The other muscles are the semimembranosus, and the semitendinosus. The muscles in the posterior compartment are often referred to as the “hamstrings” muscles. Collectively, these muscles are responsible for extending the hip joint, and flexing the knee joint. The biceps femoris lies laterally, and the semitendinosus and semimembranosus lie medially. Just like the biceps muscle in the arm, the biceps brachii , which is Latin for “two headed muscle (biceps) of …

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