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Question #157745

What are the hamstring muscles and list their four common feature


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2021-01-25T08:00:18-0500

The hamstrings are a group of muscles and their tendons at the rear of the upper leg and they include the biceps femoris, semitendinosus, and semimembranosus.

Four common features of hamstring muscles are:

  • All originate from the ischial tuberosity.
  • All are added into 1 of the bones of the leg.
  • All are furnished by tibial part of the sciatic nerve.
  • All are flexors of the knee and extensors of the hip joint.

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