Sartorius

Diagram of posterior muscles.

The sartorius muscles are located in each of the legs and are the longest muscles in the human body.

 

Origin, Insertion and Actions of the Sartorius muscle:

Point of Origin:
  • Anterior superior iliac spine (of the iliac bone)
Point of Insertion:
  • Upper medial tibial shaft (on the tibia bone)
Action(s):

The sartorius muscles are labelled on our diagram of human anterior muscles.

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