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What is the semimembranosus muscle?

Rick Olderman
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The semimembranosus is a hamstring muscle that originates at the pelvis and inserts on the medial surface of the tibia. It flexes and medially rotates the knee and can assist with medical rotation of the hip.

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Fixing You: Hip & Knee Pain: Self-treatment for IT band friction, arthritis, groin pain, bursitis, knee pain, PFS, AKPS, and other diagnoses

Hip and knee pain are often a result of poor pelvic muscle performance in combination with poor walking habits. This combination creates tracking problems in the hip socket or excessive rotation at...

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