Diagram of posterior muscles.

The semimembranosus muscles are located at the back ('posterior') of each of the upper-legs and are among the hamstring muscles.

The three hamstring muscles are the:

The semimembranosus muscles are the most medial, or one could say 'medially located' (medial = 'towards the mid-line of the body') of the three hamstring muscles.

Origin, Insertion and Actions of the Semimembranosus muscle:

Point of Origin:
  • Ischial tuberosity (of the ischium bone)
Point(s) of Insertion:

The semimembranosus muscles are labelled on our diagram of human posterior muscles.

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