The fibers of the long head form a fusiform belly, which passes obliquely downward and lateralward across the sciatic nerve to end in an aponeurosis which covers the posterior surface of the muscle, and receives the fibers of the short head; this aponeurosis becomes gradually contracted into a tendon, which is inserted into the lateral side of the head of the fibula, and by a small slip into the lateral condyle of the tibia.
From the posterior border of the tendon a thin expansion is given off to the fascia of the leg. The tendon of insertion of this muscle forms the lateral hamstring; the common peroneal nerve descends along its medial border.
When the knee is semi flexed, the Biceps femoris in consequence of its oblique direction rotates the leg slightly outward
A slip may pass to the gastrocnemius.
Researchers from Shandong Agricultural University, Department of Animal Science provide details of new studies and findings in the area of metabolism.
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