The semitendinosus muscle is one of the hamstrings muscles.

semitendinosus
semitendinosus

Normal function of semitendinosus muscle

The semitendinosus muscle helps to bend the knee and extend the hip, and also has a function to inwardly rotate the knee.

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Semitendinosus tendon as a graft material

Because of its long tendon, the semitendinosus can be harvested using a tendon stripper, and then folded into four and used for cruciate ligament reconstruction. It can also be used to stabilise the patella in a tenodesis procedure.

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Synonyms: 
Hamstrings
Semi-T
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Dr Sheila Strover (Editor)
BSc (Hons), MB BCh, MBA

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