The gracilis is one of the 'pes anserinus' tendons. 

The slender gracilis muscle on the medial (inner) side of the knee - one of the 'pes anserinus' tendons that come together to look like a goosefoot.


Not a hamstring

Although not actually one of the hamstrings tendons, it is one of the tendons often harvested when the surgeon performs a hamstring graft.


Cruciate ligament reconstruction

A surgeon discussion about whether or not one really needs to reconstruct a torn cruciate ligament.



The gracilis muscle and its use in clinical reconstruction: an anatomical, embryological, and radiological study. Macchi V, Vigato E, Porzionato A, Tiengo C, Stecco C, Parenti A, Morra A, Bassetto F, Mazzoleni F and De Caro R. Clin Anat. 2008 Oct;21(7):696-704. doi: 10.1002/ca.20685.

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