3D muscle anatomy videos
The benefits of learning anatomy using 3D models has been debated at length over the past few years, with many studies proving that it’s not always what it’s been cracked up to be! That being said, there is one area of anatomy study where teachers and students alike agree that using 3D animations work best: learning muscle anatomy and function.
At Kenhub, we completely agree! 3D anatomy provides us with the most efficient and optimal means of learning muscle anatomy. That's why we made it our mission to provide the very best 3D muscle anatomy videos for our users.
- 2D vs. 3D Anatomy
- Why are Kenhub 3D anatomy videos better?
- Lower limb muscles in 3D
2D vs. 3D Anatomy
When it comes to learning about the anatomy and functions of muscles, 3D anatomical models surpass 2D learning experiences for one primary reason:
Muscles help us move, and movement occurs in a three dimensional plane.
Logically, it only makes sense that if we want to learn about muscle anatomy and function, we also need to look at them using a 3D perspective.
In case you need more convincing, let's now take a look at the benefits of 3D in a little more depth.
Benefits of 3D anatomy
- It gives us a better appreciation for the exact attachment points (i.e. origins and insertions), size and shape of each muscle. Learn the form, understand the function!
- 3D anatomy allows us to better appreciate the interrelationships between muscle and joint. This helps us better understand how a muscle acts upon a joint.
- 2D learning is limited in that it cannot demonstrate muscle function. Our videos allow you to visualise the specific direction and range of motion for each motion as we discuss it.
Why are Kenhub 3D anatomy videos better?
In our videos, we guide you through the anatomy and functions of each muscle of the lower limb in a logical and structured manner. The result? You'll learn the maximum amount of detail in the least amount of time.
3D anatomy model
While watching our videos, you get to enjoy one of the most detailed and visually impressive 3D models available, which has been designed by a skilled team of anatomy experts and talented 3D artists.
It has been developed as one of the most accurate and biomechanically correct presentations of muscle anatomy. This allows you to get the best appreciation of the attachments and morphology of each muscle.
Contents of Kenhub's 3D muscle videos
What can you expect from the 3D muscle anatomy videos at Kenhub? In each video, we walk you through:
- The attachment points i.e. origin and insertion points of a muscle, including details on variations of attachment, where relevant.
- Reminder of where the muscle receives its nerve supply, or innervation from.
- Review of the specific joints affected by the muscle.
- Comprehensive description of each function of the muscle.
- Real life examples of the functions, allowing you apply your knowledge in a practical setting.
Overall, nothing beats learning about muscle function in an interactive way. Seeing muscles move in real time, contracting, relaxing, twisting and turning from every angle in HD quality is a learning experience that just can't be matched by a textbook.
Lower limb muscles in 3D
Do you want to learn about the functions of the lower limb muscles the way they are supposed to be learned - in other words, by seeing them move in real time?
Using high quality and anatomically accurate 3D animated models, in the following articles you can see videos for the entire lower limb and dissects it layer-by-layer, all the way from the mighty quadriceps down to the tiny lumbricals. No stone (or shall we say muscle) is left unturned.
Muscles of the hip and gluteal region
Iliopsoas muscle 3D video:
Psoas minor 3D video:
Gluteus maximus muscle 3D video:
Gluteus medius muscle 3D video:
Gluteus minimus muscle 3D video:
Tensor fasciae latae muscle 3D video:
Piriformis muscle 3D video:
Gemelli muscles 3D video:
Quadratus femoris muscle 3D video:
Obturator internus muscle 3D video:
Obturator externus muscle 3D video:
Muscles of the thigh
Quadriceps femoris muscle 3D videos:
Sartorius muscle 3D video:
Semitendinosus muscle 3D video:
Semimembranosus muscle 3D video:
Biceps femoris muscle 3D video:
Pectineus muscle 3D video:
Adductor longus muscle 3D video:
Adductor brevis muscle 3D video:
Adductor magnus muscle 3D video:
Adductor minimus muscle 3D video:
Gracilis muscle 3D video:
Muscles of the leg
Gastrocnemius muscle 3D video:
Soleus muscle 3D video:
Popliteus muscle 3D video:
Plantaris muscle 3D video:
Tibialis posterior muscle 3D video:
Flexor digitorum longus muscle 3D video:
Flexor hallucis longus muscle 3D video:
Tibialis anterior muscle 3D video:
Extensor digitorum longus muscle 3D video:
Extensor hallucis longus muscle 3D video:
Fibularis (peroneus) longus muscle 3D video:
Fibularis (peroneus) brevis muscle 3D video:
Muscles of the foot
And finally, we’re going to finish up with the small muscles of the foot, which are responsible for moving our toes, and supporting the shape of our foot.
Central plantar muscles of the foot 3D video:
Lateral plantar muscles of the foot 3D video:
Medial plantar muscles of the foot 3D video:
Dorsal muscles of the foot 3D video: