Adductor magnus muscle
Citation, DOI & article data
The adductor magnus muscle is the largest and deepest of the muscles in the medial compartment of the thigh. Like the adductor longus and brevis muscles, the adductor magnus is a triangular or fan-shaped muscle anchored by its apex to the pelvis and attached by its expanded base to the femur.
- adductor part: ischiopubic ramus
- hamstring part: ischial tuberosity
- adductor part: posterior surface of proximal femur, linea aspera, medial supracondylar line
- hamstring part: adductor tubercle and supracondylar line
- action: adducts and medially rotates thigh at hip joint
- arterial supply: profunda femoris
Near the base of the adductor magnus muscle is the adductor hiatus which is the terminal portion of the adductor canal 4. The contents of the adductor canal include the superficial femoral artery and vein, nerve to vastus medialis and saphenous nerve. When the superficial femoral artery and vein exit the adductor hiatus and enter the popliteal fossa they become the popliteal artery and vein respectively.
- 1. Gray's Anatomy for Students: With STUDENT CONSULT Online Access, 3e. Churchill Livingstone. ISBN:0702051314. Read it at Google Books - Find it at Amazon
- 2. Clinically Oriented Anatomy. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. ISBN:1451119453. Read it at Google Books - Find it at Amazon
- 3. Last's Anatomy. Churchill Livingstone. ISBN:0702033944. Read it at Google Books - Find it at Amazon
- 4. Leon Chaitow, Judith DeLany. Clinical Application of Neuromuscular Techniques, Volume 2. (2019) ISBN: 9780443068157
- 5. Flavia De Oliveira, Ricardo Bragança De Vasconcellos Fontes, Josemberg Da Silva Baptista, William Paganini Mayer, Silvia De Campos Boldrini, Edson Aparecido Liberti. The connective tissue of the adductor canal – a morphological study in fetal and adult specimens. (2009) Journal of Anatomy. 214 (3): 388. doi:10.1111/j.1469-7580.2009.01047.x - Pubmed
- 6. Zhou Y, Ryer EJ, Garvin RP, Irvan JL, Elmore JR. Adductor canal compression syndrome in an 18-year-old female patient leading to acute critical limb ischemia: A case report. (2017) International journal of surgery case reports. 37: 113-118. doi:10.1016/j.ijscr.2017.06.030 - Pubmed