Posterior compartment of thigh

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Posterior compartment of thigh
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Cross-section through the middle of the thigh. (Posterior compartment is at center bottom.)
Artery inferior gluteal artery, profunda femoris artery, perforating arteries
Nerve sciatic nerve

The posterior fascial compartment of the thigh contains the knee flexors and hip extensors:

The muscles here (except for the short head of the biceps femoris) are the hamstrings.

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