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- The sartorius attaches from the ASIS to the pes anserine tendon at the proximal anteromedial tibia.
- The sartorius flexes, abducts, and laterally rotates the thigh at the hip joint.
- It anteriorly tilts, depresses, and contralaterally rotates the same-side pelvis at the hip joint.
- It also flexes the leg (and/or thigh) at the knee joint.
- The sartorius is the longest muscle in the human body.
- The sartorius crosses the hip joint anteriorly but crosses the knee joint posteriorly.
- The sartorius is nicknamed the tailor muscle (sartorius means tailor in Latin).