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Biceps femoris short head

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  • Summary
      • Biceps femoris short head
      • Origin
      • Lateral lip of linea aspera, lateral supracondylar ridge of femur, and lateral intermuscular septum of thigh
      • Insertion
      • Primarily on fibular head; also on lateral collateral ligament and lateral tibial condyle
      • Action
      • Flexes the knee, and also rotates the tibia laterally; long head also extends the hip joint
      • Innervation
      • Common peroneal nerve (L5, S1, S2)
      • Arterial supply
      • Perforating branches of profunda femoris artery, inferior gluteal artery, and the superior muscular branches of popliteal artery

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(OBQ04.228) Which of the following nerves innervates the short head of biceps femoris?

QID: 1333
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peroneal division of the sciatic nerve

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tibial division of the sciatic nerve

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femoral nerve

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superior gluteal nerve

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saphenous nerve

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