Adductor brevis muscle

Dr Henry Knipe and Dr Geon Oh et al.

The adductor brevis is a muscle in the thigh that lies immediately deep to the pectineus and adductor longus.

Summary

  • origin: external surface of body of pubis and inferior pubic ramus
  • insertion: posterior surface of proximal femur, linea aspera, medial supracondylar line
  • action: adducts and medially rotates thigh at hip joint
  • arterial supply: profunda femoris
  • innervation: obturator nerve


Lower limb anatomy
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rID: 44367
Section: Anatomy
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