Sartorius - Muscle Physiology & Functional Anatomy
Assists in hip flexion, abduction & external rotation
Assists in knee flexion
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Looking at the bottom your foot as if you were checking to see if you had
stepped in chewing gum demonstrates all 5 actions of sartorius!
The sartorius muscle is also the longest muscle
in the human body.
The name sartorius is the Latin word for
"sartorial" which means "to do with tailoring" which comes from "sartor" which
means "tailor." The 2 hypotheses as to the genesis of the name. One
is a reference to the cross-legged position in which tailors once sat. The other
refers to the location of the inferior portion of the muscle being the "inseam"
the area of the inner thigh tailors commonly measure when fitting pants.
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