by Brent Brookbush DPT, PT, MS, PES, CES, CSCS, ACSM H/FS
Study Guide - Quick Reference - Hip Flexors and Anterior Thigh
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In this lecture we will be discussing the hip flexors and muscles of the anterior thigh: Psoas, iliacus, tensor fascia latae, rectus femoris and vastus muscles.
Gk. [psoas], the gen. of the feminine noun [psoa], was mistaken by the French anatomist Jean Riolan (1577-1657) for the nom. of a (nonexistent) masculine noun. It was he who introduced this erroneous form into anatomy."