Architecture of Human Lower Extremity Muscles

Map of Biceps Femoris

Medial to Lateral View

Muscles of Interest:

Lateral to Medial View
Mass (g), without external tendon
Muscle length—short head and long head (mm): LM-SH LM-LH;measured each head length separately
External Tendon length (mm): LTEP LTED; measure LTED while muscles are together; measured lengths looking medial to lateral
Fasicle lengths—short head and long head (mm): 3 fasicles for each head taken from green lines above and length measured 1, 2, 3
Pennation angle—short head and long head (deg): θ1 θ2 θ3 measure each angle separately from central tendon (at each fasicle location)


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