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Muscles Acting on the Hip Joint

Flexors (anterior) - iliacus, psoas major and minor, rectus femoris, sartorius, tensor fascia lata, pectineus, gracilis
Extensors (posterior) - biceps femoris, semitendinosus, semimembranosus, gluteus maximus
Adductors (medial) - pectineus; adductor longus, brevis and magnus; gracilis, pectineus
Abductors (lateral) - gluteus maximus, medius and minimus; tensor fascia lata, sartorius, piriformis
Internal rotators - pectineus; gluteus medius and minimus; tensor fascia lata
External rotators - sartorius, gluteus maximus, iliacus, psoas major and minor, obturator internus and externus, piriformis, quadratus femoris
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