Bicep Femoris

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Bicep Femoris    Bicep FemorisBicep Femoris: Origin and Insertion

Origin: Ischial tuberosity of os coxae

Insertion: Head of fibula and lateral condyle of tibia

Actions: Flexes leg at knee and laterally rotates lef at knee if the knee is flexed (Also extends thigh at hip) .

Innervation: Tibial part of sciatic nerve (S1-3)

Daily uses: Walking up stairs.


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Other muscles of the Upper Limb


Origin: Posterior surface of the scapula (below the spine of the scapula)

Insertion: Greater tuberosity on the humerus

Actions: Shoulder abduction, 
External rotation.

Innervation: Suprascapular nerve

Daily uses: Brushing hair.

Teres Minor

Origin: Mid section of the lateral border of the scapula

Insertion: Greater tuberosity on the humerus

Actions:External rotation, 
Shoulder adduction

Innervation: Axillary nerve

Daily uses: Brushing hair


Origin: Supraspinous fossa

Insertion: Greater tuberosity of the humerus

Actions: Abduction 
Stabilisation of the humerus

Innervation: Suprascapular nerve

Daily uses: Holding shopping bags away from the body

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