Adductor brevis - Musculus adductor brevis

Description

The adductor brevis is usually united with longus except Fe, Eq and often Ca and represents its proximal portion.

 

Origin: Arises along the entire pelvic symphysis and on the neighboring parts of the ischiatic arch, but primarily from the symphysial tendon of the pelvic symphysis.

Insertion: Over the whole length of the lateral lip of the femur from the trochanter tertius to the place near the origin of the gastrocnemius laterale.

Action: Adduction and extension of the hip joint.

Nerve: Obturatorius.


Text by Antoine Micheau, MD - Copyright IMAIOS

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