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Sartorius Muscle

Sartorius muscle

The Sartorius is a two joint muscle and so is weak when the knee is flexed and the hip is flexed at the same time. It works better during single movements.


  • Area between the ASIS (Anterior Superior Iliac Spine) and AIIS (Anterior Inferior Iliac Spine).  


  • Anterior part of the medial condyle of the tibia.  


  • Flexion of the hip.  
  • Flexion of the knee.
  • External rotation of the hip as it flexes the hip and knee.  
  • Abducts the hip.  


  • Femoral nerve.  

Daily uses

  • Sitting in a cross-legged position.  

Example strengthening exercises

Example stretches