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Anterior Compartment of Thigh (Left)
Muscular System

Anterior Compartment of Thigh (Left)

Compartimentum anterius femoris

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Description

The muscles of the anterior compartment (extensor compartment) are one of three subgroups of the thigh muscles, the other two being the muscles of the posterior and medial compartments. Overall, these muscles mainly act to:

- flex the thigh at the hip joint;

- extend the leg at the knee joint.

The muscles of the anterior compartment of thigh consist of the:

- iliopsoas;

- psoas minor;

- quadriceps femoris;

- sartorius;

- articularis genus.

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