Gracilis muscle

Dr Geon Oh et al.

The gracilis is the most superficial of the muscles in the medial compartment of the thigh and descends almost vertically down the medial side of the thigh.

Summary

  • origin:a line on the external surfaces of the body of the pubis, inferior pubic ramus, and the ramus of the ischium
  • insertion: medial surface of proximal shaft of tibia
  • action: adducts thigh at hip joint and flexes leg at knee joint
  • arterial supply: medial circumflex femoral artery
  • innervation: obturator nerve


Lower limb anatomy
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Article Information

rID: 44365
Section: Anatomy
Tag: refs
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