hip extension exercise

Hip Extension: Muscles & Exercises

Hip Extension: Hip extension is the backward movement of the thigh. Muscles that act hip extension are active while you stand up of a chair, walk, run, roll over, jump, and climb stairs. The main[...]

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hip abductor muscles

Hip Abductor: Muscles,Stretching & Strenthening Exercises

Hip Abductor: Hip abduction is significant movement of the leg apart from the midline of the body. Hip abduction exercises are necessary because they strengthen the muscles that secure the femur into the hip joint.[...]

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hip flexor stretches

Hip Flexor : Muscles & Stretches

Hip Flexor: The hip flexors muscles are a group of muscles throughout the top of the thighs that attach your upper leg to the hip.Raising your knee toward the body takes the effort of many[...]

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Hip Replacement Recovery Time

Hip Replacement Recovery Time

Hip replacement surgery is a major surgery and it is good for you to help through the recovery. Before surgery, you will be evaluated by a nurse care manager who will instruct you about the[...]

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Hamstring Muscles

Hamstring Muscles: Overview & Stretching

Hamstring Muscles: Hamstring muscles are one of the three posterior thigh muscles in between the hip and the knee.There are three hamstring muscles- Semitendinosus Semimembranosus Biceps femorisThese muscles span the thigh, crossing both the hip and the[...]

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Superficial Muscles of the gluteal region

Gluteal Muscles:Origin, Insertion, Action & Nerve Supply

Gluteal Muscles: The gluteal region is located posteriorly to the pelvic girdle, at the proximal end of the femur. The muscles in this section move the lower limb at the hip joint.The muscles of the[...]

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bones of the lower limb

Lower Limb: Bones,Muscles,Joints & Nerves

There are 64 bones  in the lower limb Hip bone (2) Femur (2) Patella (2) Tibia (2) Fibula (2) Tarsals (16) Metatarsals (10) Proximal phalanges (10) Intermediate phalanges (10) Distal phalanges (8)  

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Quadratus Femoris

Quadratus Femoris:Origin, Insertion, Action & Nerve Supply

Quadratus Femoris: The quadratus femoris is a flat, square-shaped muscle. Located on the posterior side of the hip joint. It is the most inferior of the deep gluteal muscles, located below the Gemelli and obturator[...]

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gluteal maximus

Gluteus Maximus: Origin, Insertion, Action & Nerve Supply

Gluteus Maximus: The gluteus maximus is the largest of the gluteal muscles. It is the main extensor muscle of the hip. It is also the most superficial, producing the shape of the buttocks.Origin: Originates from[...]

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femoral nerve

Femoral Nerve:Course,Motor & Sensory Innervation

Femoral Nerve: The femoral nerve is one of the major peripheral nerves in the thigh that supplies skin on the upper thigh and inner leg, and the muscles that extend the knee. The femoral nerve is the largest segment[...]

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