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Deep fascia separates the muscles of the thigh into which three compartments?
Anterior, medial, and posterior
Which muscles lie in the anterior compartment of the thigh?
Quadriceps femoris and sartorius
The quadriceps femoris is a composite of which 4 muscles?
Rectus femoris

Vastus lateralis

Vastus medialis

Vastus intermedius
Where is the origin of the quadriceps femoris?
ASIS and femur
Where is the insertion of the quadriceps femoris?
The quadriceps tendon inserts onto the patella, then continues as the patellar ligament which inserts onto the tibial tuberosity.
What is the function of the quadriceps femoris muscles?
Extension of the leg

Rectus femoris acting alone also flexes the thigh at the hip joint
What is the innervation of the quadriceps femoris?
Femoral nerve
Where is the origin of the sartorius?
ASIS
Where is the insertion of the sartorius?
Medial tibia
Which muscles lie in the medial compartment of the thigh?
Adductor group (longus, brevis, magnus)

Gracilis

Pectineus
What is the role of the muscles of the medial compartment?
Adduction of the thigh at the hip joint
Which muscles are found in the posterior compartment of the thigh?
Hamstrings
Which three muscles make up the hamstrings?
1) Biceps femoris

2) Semitendinosus

3) Semimebranous
What is the function of the hamstrings?
Flexion of the leg at the knee joint.
What is the innervation of the hamstrings?
Tibial nerve