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Biceps femoris – Short Head

image descriptionBiceps femoris (short head)

An image showing the Short Head of Biceps Femoris Muscle (highlighted) attached to the lower limb with other muscles (Gluteus medius, Gluteus maximus, Semimembranosus, Semitendinosus and long head of Biceps femoris)
An image showing the Short Head of Biceps Femoris Muscle (highlighted) attached to the lower limb with other muscles (Piriformis, Semimembranosus, Semitendinosus and long head of Biceps femoris)
An image showing the Short Head of Biceps Femoris Muscle (highlighted) attached to the lower limb with other muscles (Adductor magnus, long head of Biceps femoris and gastrocnemius)
An image showing the Short Head of Biceps Femoris Muscle attached to the lower limb
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image descriptionAttachments of Biceps femoris (short head): Origin & Insertion

Origin: (proximal attachments):
Distal linea aspera & lateral supracondylar ridge of femur.

Insertion: (distal attachments):
Head of fibula and lateral condyle of tibia.

An image showing the Short Head of Biceps Femoris Muscle (highlighted) attached to the lower limb with other muscles (Gluteus medius, Gluteus maximus, Semimembranosus, Semitendinosus and long head of Biceps femoris)
An image showing the Short Head of Biceps Femoris Muscle attached to the lower limb
An image showing the origin and insertion of Short Head of Biceps Femoris Muscle on the lower limb
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Actions of Brachialis Muscle on the forearm (radius/ulna):

image descriptionFlexes the leg at the knee; laterally rotates leg when the knee is flexed.

Leg flexion at the knee
Leg flexion at the knee
Leg flexion at the knee
Leg flexion at the knee

Nerve to Muscle and its Spinal Segment:

Common peroneal part nerve (L5, S1, S2).