Muscles of the Knee

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Origin (O) and Insertion (I)MuscleInnervation (N) and Action (A)
O- Anterior inferior iliac spine, groove above the acetabulum I- Patellar tendon to the tibial tuberosityN- Femoral Nerve (L2, L3, L4) A- Extension
O- Lateral lip of the linea aspera of femur I- Lateral surface of head of fibula and lateral condyle of tibiaN- Peroneal Part of the Sciatic Nerve (L5, S1, S2) A- Flexion of the leg, Lateral Rotation of the tibia
O- Medial epicondyle of femur I- Posterior surface of the calcaneusN- Tibial Nerve (S1, S2) A- Flexion
O- Posterior surface of head and upper 1/3 of fibula, soleal line and medial border of tibia I- Posterior surface of the calcaneusN- Tibial Nerve (S1, S2) A- Plantarflexion, Postural muscle for standing
O- Lateral epicondyle of femur I- Posterior surface of the calcaneusN- Tibial Nerve (S1, S2) A- Flexion
O- Ischial tuberosity I- Medial surface of upper body of tibiaN- Tibial Part of the Sciatic Nerve (L5, S1, S2) A- Flexion and Meidal Rotation (leg), Extension (thigh)
O- Intertrochanteric line and medial lip of linea aspera of femur I- Patellar tendon to the tibial tuberosityN- Femoral Nerve (L2, L3, L4) A- Extension
Origin (O) and Insertion (I)MuscleInnervation (N) and Action (A)
O- Lateral epicondyle of femur, lateral meniscus of knee I- Posterior surface of body of tibia proximal to soleal lineN- Tibial Nerve (L4, L5, S1) A-Flexion and Rotation
O- Posterior aspect of lateral epicondyle of femur and from the oblique popliteal ligament I- Posterior surface of the calcaneusN- Tibial Nerve (S1, S2) A- Flexion
O- Greater trochanter and lateral lip of linea aspera of femur I- Patellar tendon to the tibial tuberosityN- Femoral Nerve (L2, L3, L4) A- Extension
O- Anterior and lateral surface of body of femur I- Patellar tendon to the tibial tuberosityN- Femoral Nerve (L2, L3, L4) A- Extension
O- Ischial tuberosity I- Lateral surface of head of the fibula and lateral condyle of the tibiaN- Tibial Part of the Sciatic Nerve (S1, S2, S3) A- Flexion (leg), Lateral Rotation (tibia)
O- Ischial tuberosity I- Posterior aspect of medial condyle of the tibiaN- Tibial Part of the Sciatic Nerve (L5, S1, S2) A- Flexion and Medial Rotation (leg), Extension (thigh)

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