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In human anatomy, the hamstrings are a group of muscles on the underside (posterior aspect) of the thigh. They are responsible for flexion of the knee, and all attach proximally to the ischial[?] tuberosity.

Because they attach to part of the hip, they also act to extend the lower limb at the hip joint. The hamstrings assist in slowing down passive extension of the knee when walking.

The hamstrings include:

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