Semimembranosus muscle

Dr Daniel J Bell and Dr Henry Knipe et al.

The semimembranosus muscle is one of the hamstring muscles in the posterior compartment of the thigh and accompanies the semitendinosus muscle in the medial aspect of the posterior thigh. It is named for its flattened membranous tendon of its ischial attachment.

Its lateral border forms the superomedial border of the popliteal fossa.

Anatomy: Lower limb
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rID: 23308
Section: Anatomy
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Semimembranosus tendon

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  • Figure 1: popliteal fossa
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