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Muscles of the Hip Actions Game

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Rectus FemorisExtend the knee, flex the hip
Vastus Lateralis, Vastus Medialis, Vastus IntermediusExtend the knee
Biceps FemorisFlex & laterally rotate the knee, extend & laterally rotate the hip, tilt the pelvis posteriorly
Semimembranosus, Semitendinosusflex the knee, medially rotate the flexed knee, extend & medially rotate the hip, tilt the pelvis posteriorly
Gluteus MaximusAll: extend, laterally rotate, & abduct the hip. Lower: adduct the hip
Gluteus MediusAll: abduct the hip. Anterior: flex & medially rotate the hip. Posterior: extend & laterally rotate the hip
Gluteus MinimusAbduct, medially rotate, and flex the hip
Adductor MagnusAll: Adduct & medially rotate the hip, help to flex the hip. Posterior: Extend the hip
Adductor Longus, Adductor BrevisAdduct & medially rotate the hip, help to flex the hip
GracilisAdduct & medially rotate hip. Flex the knee, medially rotate the flexed knee
PectineusAdduct & medially rotate the hip. Help to flex the hip
Tensor Fascia LataeFlex, medially rotate, and abduct the hip
SartoriusFlex, laterally rotate, & abduct the hip. Flex the knee, medially rotate the flexed knee.
PiriformisLaterally rotate the hip, abduct the hip when hip is flexed.
Obturator Internus, Obturator Externus, Gemellus Superior, Gemellus Inferior, Quadratus FemorisLaterally rotate the hip
Psoas Major, IliacusFlex, laterally rotate, and adduct the hip


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