Semimembranosus - Attachments, Actions & Innervation
Semitendinosus – Attachments, Actions & Innervation
The semitendinosus is a hamstring muscle of the posterior compartment of thigh.
Attachments of Semitendinosus: Origin & Insertion
Origin: (proximal attachments)
a. Ischial tuberosity of os coxa.
Insertion: (distal attachments)
a.Proximal tibia, medial to tibial tuberosity (part of pes anserinus).
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Actions of Semitendinosus on the leg (tibia & fibula):
a. Flexes leg at knee.
b. Medially rotates leg at knee when knee is flexed.
c. It also extends thigh at hip.
Nerve to Muscle and its Spinal Segment:
a.Tibial (nerve) portion of sciatic nerve (L5, S1, S2).