Adductor longus muscle

Dr Geon Oh et al.

The adductor longus is a muscle in the medial compartment of the thigh that lies anterior to the adductor magnus.


  • origin: external surface of body of pubis (triangular depression inferior to pubic crest and lateral to pubic symphysis)
  • insertion: linea aspera on middle one-third of shaft of femur
  • action: adducts and medially rotates thigh at hip joint
  • arterial supply: profunda femoris
  • innervation: obturator nerve

Anatomy: Lower limb
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rID: 44366
Section: Anatomy
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