Updated: 1/1/2022

Semitendinosus

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  • Summary
    • Semitendinosus
      Origin
      Posterior portion of the ischial tuberosity
      Insertion
      Superior aspect of medial portion of tibial shaft (pes anserine)
      Action
      Extends the thigh and flexes the knee, and also rotates the tibia medially, especially when the knee is flexed
      Innervation
      Tibial nerve (L5, S1, S2)
      Arterial Supply
      Perforating branches of profunda femoris artery, inferior gluteal artery, and the superior muscular branches of popliteal artery

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