Pes anserinus (leg)
|Pes anserinus (leg)|
|Muscles of the gluteal and posterior femoral regions. Area of pes anserinus is encircled at bottom. sartorius, gracilis and semitendinosus are labeled at bottom left.|
The conjoined tendon lies superficial to the tibial insertion of the medial collateral ligament (MCL) of the knee.
A good mnemonic to remember the muscles which contribute tendons to this conjoint tendon and the innervations of these muscles is SGT FOS (sergeant FOS)
S- Sartorius G- Gracilis T- semiTendinosus (from lateral to medial)
F- femoral nerve O- obturator nerve S- sciatic nerve
Notice the order of the muscles (S, G, T) follows the order of the innervating nerves which correspond to those muscles (F, O, S)