Updated: 1/2/2022

Biceps femoris short head

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  • Summary
    • Biceps femoris short head
      Origin
      Lateral lip of linea aspera, lateral supracondylar ridge of femur, and lateral intermuscular septum of thigh
      Insertion
      Primarily on fibular head; also on lateral collateral ligament and lateral tibial condyle
      Action
      Flexes the knee, and also rotates the tibia laterally; long head also extends the hip joint
      Innervation
      Common peroneal 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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(OBQ04.228) Which of the following nerves innervates the short head of biceps femoris?

QID: 1333
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peroneal division of the sciatic nerve

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(3775/5191)

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tibial division of the sciatic nerve

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(1045/5191)

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femoral nerve

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(230/5191)

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superior gluteal nerve

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(96/5191)

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saphenous nerve

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