(also sartorius muscle)
A long, narrow muscle running obliquely across the front of each thigh from the hip bone to the inside of the leg below the knee.
- It passes between the dorsal border of the sartorius and the anterior border of the tendon of gracilis.
- The superficial branch supplies sensory innervation to the skin of the anterior thigh and motor innervation to the sartorius muscle.
- The anserine bursa is a fairly large bursa that ties behind the tendons of sartorius, gracilis, and semitendinous muscles and the tibial collateral ligament.
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