The thigh has three sets of strong muscles: the hamstring muscles in the back of the thigh, the quadriceps muscles in the front, and the adductor muscles on the inside. The quadriceps muscles and hamstring muscles work together to straighten (extend) and bend (flex) the leg. The adductor muscles pull the legs together.
What nerves supply the thigh muscles?
The femoral nerve supplies the iliacus and pectineus muscles as well as the hip joint. The terminal branches include intermediate and medial cutaneous nerves of the thigh, muscular twigs to the sartorius, quadriceps femoris, and articularis genus muscles, and the saphenous nerve.
Where are the thighs on the human body?
The human leg, in the general meaning, is the entire lower limb of the human body, including the foot, thigh and even the hip or gluteal region. However, the definition in human anatomy refers only to the section of the lower limb extending from the knee to the ankle, also known as the crus.