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Biceps femors short head

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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? Review Topic

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peroneal division of the sciatic nerve

69%

(2190/3162)

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tibial division of the sciatic nerve

23%

(720/3162)

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femoral nerve

5%

(143/3162)

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superior gluteal nerve

2%

(73/3162)

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saphenous nerve

0%

(15/3162)

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