Bassett Collection of Stereoscopic Images of Human Anatomy

Dissection of posterior aspect of left thigh

Nerves supply to semimembranosus muscle and short head of biceps femoris

Image #184-3

KEYWORDS: Muscles and tendons, Peripheral nervous system, Thigh.

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Dissection of posterior aspect of left thigh
Nerves supply to semimembranosus muscle and short head of biceps femoris
The semimembranosus has been dissected to illustrate the entrance of branches of the sciatic nerve into the muscle.
1 . Quadratus femoris muscle
2 . Adductor minimus muscle
3 . Gluteus maximus muscle
4 . Perforating artery
5 . Perforating artery
6 . Sciatic nerve
7 . Muscular branch of sciatic nerve (to short head of biceps)
8 . Short head of biceps femoris
9 . Long head of biceps femoris
10 . Muscular branch of sciatic nerve (to semimembranosus muscle)
11 . Adductor magnus muscle
12 . Gracilis muscle
13 . Perforating artery
14 . Popliteal artery and vein
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