short head of biceps femoris

short head of bi·ceps fe·mo·ris

[TA]
part of biceps femoris originating from linea aspera of distal half of femur.
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The short head of biceps femoris, overlaid and fused with the long head of biceps femoris, forms the lateral border (Figure 3).
The few reported injuries to the short head of biceps femoris may be in keeping with the proposed concept that muscles spanning two joints are more susceptible to injury than those acting on one joint (Clanton and Coupe, 1998; Garrett, 1990; Taylor et al.
As previously mentioned, 5 of 30 cases of hamstring injury reported in this study involved the short head of biceps femoris.