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The Semitendinosus is a member of the Hamstring Group, which is composed of the:
- Biceps femoris
- The semitendinosus attaches from the ischial tuberosity to the pes anserine tendon (at the proximal anteromedial tibia).
- Flexes the leg at the knee joint.
- Extends the thigh at the hip joint.
- Posteriorly tilts the pelvis at the hip joint.
- Medially rotates the leg at the knee joint.
- The semitendinosus is named for its long distal tendon.
- The semitendinosus is one of three muscles that attach into the pes anserine tendon (the other two are gracilis and sartorius). Pes anserine literally means goose foot.