Adductor brevis muscle

Last revised by Daniel J Bell on 2 Aug 2021

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


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

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