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Lower extremity muscle function and innervation 08

Topic: Anatomy

Created on Monday, September 22 2008 by jdmiles

Last modified on Monday, September 22 2008.

Which of the following muscles is innervated by peroneal fibers in the sciatic nerve?

 
        A) Long head of the biceps femoris
 
        B) Semimembranosus
 
        C) Both heads of the biceps femoris
 
        D) Short head of biceps femoris
 
        E) Semitendonosus
 

 


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A) long head of the biceps femoris

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The long head of the biceps femoris receives its innervation from the tibial division of the sciatic nerve.  (See References)

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B) semimembranosus

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Semimembranosus receives its innervation from the tibial division of the sciatic nerve.  (See References)

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C) both heads of the biceps femoris

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Only the short head of the biceps femoris receives its innervation from the peroneal division of the sciatic nerve. The long head is innervated by the tibial division of sciatic nerve.  (See References)

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D) short head of biceps femoris

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The short head of the biceps femoris receives its innervation from peroneal fibers in the sciatic nerve.  (See References)

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E) semitendonosus

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Semitendonosus receives its innervation from the tibial division of the sciatic nerve.  (See References)

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References:

1. Preston, D.C., and Shapiro, B.E. (2005). Electromyography and Neuromuscular Disorders: Clinical-Electrophysiologic Correlations, 2nd Edition. Elsevier, Philadelphia. (ISBN:075067492X)Advertising:
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Lower extremity muscle function and innervation 08
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Question written by J. Douglas Miles, (C) 2006-2009, all rights reserved.
Created: 09/22/2008
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