Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Sartorius Muscle

Originating from the anterior extremity of the iliac crest of the pelvis, the sartorius muscle is a long muscle which travels down obliquely from the hip to the inside of the thigh as it descends as far as the medial side of the knee. The sartorius muscle lifts and helps to rotate the leg into the sitting position assumed by a tailor. It is the longest muscle in the human body.