Diagram of posterior muscles.

The semitendinosus 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:

Origin, Insertion and Actions of the Semitendinosus muscles:

Point of Origin:
  • Ischial tuberosity (of the ischium bone)
Point(s) of Insertion:
  • The pes anserinus (sometimes labelled 'pes anserine'), which is the anatomic name given to the conjoined tendons at the medial condyle (of the tibia bone)

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

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