A side perspective of hip and thigh
- The side perspective of your hip and thigh appears:
- the iliac peak (best of the hip bone);
- gluteus maximus muscle – this muscle makes up a large portion of the tissue of the butt cheek; its activity broadens the hip, bringing the thigh into a straight line with the pelvis;
- iliotibial band (ITB) – a band of solid sinewy tissue that keeps running down the outside of the thigh;
- tensor fasciae latae muscle – this adds to hip flexion and revolution;
- vastus lateralis, and parts of the rectus femoris and biceps femoris muscles (see beneath); and
- the patella (kneecap).
The front perspective of hip and thigh
- From the front (foremost view), you can see the accompanying.
- The foremost prevalent iliac spine (hard projection at the front of the hip bone).
- The greater part of the quadriceps muscles (rectus femoris and 2 of the 3 vastus muscles – vastus lateralis and vastus medialis) – together with the vastus intermedius muscle (not appeared). These muscles make the substance of the front of the thigh; they act together to expand the knee (for example to kick a football).
- A portion of the hip flexor muscles (psoas major, iliacus and iliopsoas).
- A portion of the adductor gathering of muscles (gracilis, pectineus and adductor longus) – this gathering adducts, or brings, the thighs together.
- Sartorius – this has just a feeble activity on the hip and is progressively associated with knee development. It is the most shallow (nearest to the surface) thigh muscle, so can regularly be seen and felt.
The back perspective of hip and thigh
- The (back) perspective of the hip and thigh appears:
- the 3 hamstring muscles (biceps femoris, semimembranosus, and semitendinosus) – these muscles structure a large portion of the tissue of the back of the thigh; they flex the knee and expand the hip;
- gluteus maximus muscle (butt cheek); and
- gracilis, sartorius and plantaris muscles.
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