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Bassett Collection of Stereoscopic Images of Human Anatomy

Dissection of posterior aspect of left thigh

Posterior muscles of upper part of thigh, close-up view

Image #182-7

KEYWORDS: Muscles and tendons, Thigh.

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Dissection of posterior aspect of left thigh
Posterior muscles of upper part of thigh, close-up view
The specimen shown in the preceding photograph is illustrated here in a close-up view of the upper thigh.
1 . Ischial tuberosity
2 . Position of greater trochanter
3 . Gluteus maximus muscle
4 . Inferior cluneal nerve
5 . Posterior femoral cutaneous nerve (note cutaneous branches passing medially that penetrated fascia lata to reach skin)
6 . Fascial layer between long and short heads of biceps femoris (not lateral intermuscular septum)
7 . Iliotibial tract
8 . Biceps femoris muscle (upper pointer, long head; lower pointer, short head)
9 . Ischiorectal fossa
10 . Urogenital diaphragm
11 . Perineal branch of posterior femoral cutaneous nerve
12 . Gracilis muscle
13 . Adductor magnus muscle
14 . Semitendinosus muscle
15 . Semimembranosus muscle