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Encyclopedia > Posterior compartment of thigh
Posterior compartment of thigh
Cross-section through the middle of the thigh. (Posterior compartment is at center bottom.)
Nerve sciatic nerve

The posterior fascial compartment of the thigh contains the knee flexors and hip extensors: Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (683x700, 190 KB) [edit] Summary [edit] Licensing File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Fascial compartment Wikipedia:Grays Anatomy images with missing articles 9 Quadriceps muscle Vastus... Diagram of the human thigh bone In humans the thigh is the area between the pelvis and buttocks and the knee. ... Nerves (yellow) Nerves redirects here. ... This article or section may be confusing or unclear for some readers, and should be edited to rectify this. ... In human anatomy, the knee is the lower extremity joint connecting the femur and the tibia. ... Bones of the Hip In anatomy, the hip is the bony projection of the femur, known as the greater trochanter, and the overlying muscle and fat. ...

The muscles here (except for the short head of the biceps femoris) are the hamstrings. The biceps femoris is a muscle of the thigh. ... The Semitendinosus muscle is a muscle of the human body. ... The Semimembranosus muscle is a muscle of the human body. ... Hamstring refers to the common tendon of the muscles making up the ham in animals, primarily the semitendinosus and biceps femoris. ...

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