The semitendinosus muscle is one of the hamstrings muscles.

semitendinosus semitendinosus


Semitendinosus 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.


Graft choice for cruciate ligament reconstruction

There are different options for cruciate ligament reconstruction, both in terms of the procedure and also the graft material.

Knee muscles from the back

A brief overview of the knee muscles at the back of the knee.



The effects of semitendinosus and gracilis harvest in anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. Burks RT, Crim J, Fink BP, Boylan DN and Greis PE. Arthroscopy. 2005 Oct;21(10):1177-85.

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