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8 downloadsThis is the normal left thigh muscle model of a 56 year old male with contralateral anterior thigh pleomorphic leiomyosarcoma. This is an STL file created from DICOM images of his CT scan which may be used for 3D printing. The thigh is divided into three compartments: the anterior, posterior, and adductor. The anterior compartment contains the “quadriceps muscles”, made up of the vastus lateralis, vastus medialis vastus intermedius, and rectus femoris, and the sartorius. These muscles are innervated by the femoral nerve (L3-L4), and act to extend the leg. The Sartorius muscle originates at the ASIS and crosses anterior to the quadriceps muscle to insert on the medial tibia in the pes anserinus. The posterior compartment contains the “hamstrings”, made up of the semitendinosus, semimembranosus, and short and long heads of the biceps femoris. These muscles act to flex the leg. All of these muscles are innervated by the sciatic nerve (tibial division) except for the short head of the biceps femoris, which is innervated by the sciatic nerve (peroneal division). The adductor compartment contains the adductor longus, adductor brevis, adductor magnus, and gracilis, which act to adduct the thigh. These muscles are innervated by the obturator, and the adductor magnus has dual innervation with the sciatic nerve. In addition, the obturator externus (a thigh external rotator) and pectineus muscle (thigh flexor and adductor) are located within this compartment. This model was created from the file STS_014.