Part III: Anatomy Of The Leg
A posterosuperficial, lower leg compartment muscle, which is often forgotten about, because of its extremely small size (5-10 cm length).
- Function is to flex the patella and plantar flex the foot.
- Function is hip extension and patella flexion.
The triangle-shaped muscle is located on the posterior, medial portion of the thigh and is the longest groin muscle.
- Function is responsible for hip adduction.
The largest gluteal muscle that makes up a large portion of the buttocks.
- Function is to extend, spread, and invert the upper leg.
A gluteal muscle that is located on the outer portion of the pelvis. It makes up a portion of the buttocks.
- Function is to abduction the hip.
Inferior Extensor Retinaculum (Ligament)
A y-shaped band located on the anterior portion of the talus and is affixed to the calcaneus.
- Function is to prevent bowstringing, when the ankle is in use.
Superior Extensor Retinaculum (Ligament)
Horizontally extends the posterior portion of the leg and affixes to the fibula and tibia.
- Function is to prevent bowstringing, when the ankle is being used.