Functions of the lower extremities

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Psoas major

Hip flexion, hip external rotation

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Psoas minor

Hip flexion

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Iliacus

Hip flexion, hip external rotation

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Gluteus maximus

Hip extension, hip abduction, hip external rotation

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Gluteus medius

Hip extension, hip abduction, hip external rotation

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Gluteus minimus

Hip flexion, hip abduction, hip internal rotation

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Sartorius

Hip flexion, hip external rotation, knee flexion

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Rectus femoris

Hip flexion, knee extension

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Vastus medialis

Knee extension

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Vastus lateralis

Knee extension

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Vastus intermedius

Knee extension

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Pectineus

Hip adduction, hip flexion, hip internal rotation

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Adductor brevis

Hip adduction, hip flexion, hip internal rotation

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Adductor longus

Hip adduction, hip flexion, hip internal rotation

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Aductor magnus

Hip abduction, hip flexion, hip extension, hip internal rotation

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Gracilis

Hip adduction, hip flexion, hip internal rotation, knee flexion, knee internal rotation

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biceps femoris short head

Knee flexion

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Biceps femoris long head

Knee flexion, hip extension

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Semitendinosus

Knee flexion, hip extension, knee internal rotation

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Semimembranosus

Knee flexion, hip extension, knee internal rotation

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Tibialis anterior

Dorsi flexion, inversion of the foot

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Gastrocnemius

Plantar flexion, knee flexion

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Soleus

Plantar flexion