Semimembranosus muscle

Dr Craig Hacking and Dr Henry Knipe et al.

The semimembranosus is one of the hamstring muscles in the posterior compartment of the thigh and accompanies the semitendinosus muscle in the medial aspect of the posterior thigh. It is named for its flattened membranous tendon of its ischial attachment.

Anatomy: Lower limb
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rID: 23308
Section: Anatomy
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Semimembranosus tendon

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