An easy way to learn lower limb muscles

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A summary for learning the muscles of the lower limb including their attachments, innervation, etc., without having to have too many books open. Resources: "Gray’s Anatomy", "Taschenatlas der Anatomie" and Wikipedia. Awaiting further proof-reading!

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  • This helped me greatly as it is based on the same literature I was using for uni. One correction, sartorius on the medial thigh muscles, I believe should be pectineus.
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An easy way to learn lower limb muscles

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