Pectineus muscle - Musculus pectineus

Anatomical hierarchy

General terms > Myology > Muscles of pelvic limb > Pectineus muscle



Origin: It arises tendinously on the prepubic tendon and from the abdominal muscles that join this tendon, it also has a fleshy origin on the iliopubic eminence and cartilage.

Insertion: Raised ridge of the medial femoral condyle and popliteal surface of the femur medial to the surface of the insertion of the adductor magnus

Action: Adduction of the thigh.

Nerve: Obturatorius.

Text by Antoine Micheau, MD - Copyright IMAIOS


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