Biceps femoris Muscle
The biceps femoris muscle is one of three hamstring muscles in the thigh. It's long head and short head enables the leg to rotate and move in the ways that it does and can be torn, pulled or strained and injured.
Short Head & Long Head - Knee & Hip Movement
The short head of the biceps femoris controls movement and flexibility around the knee, or knee flexion and the long head controls hip extension, rotation and movement.
Hamstring Muscles & Injury
The three hamstring muscles are the biceps femoris, Semitendinosus and Semimembranosus muscle. Injury to any of these three muscles is collectively referred to as injury to the hamstring.