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The pectineus is a flat quadrangular muscle located at the anterior part of the upper medial aspect of the thigh. As it receives dual-innervation it can be classified as either within the medial compartment or the anterior compartment of the thigh.
origin: pectineal line (pecten pubis) of the pubic bone
insertion: pectineal line of the femur, an oblique line extending from base of the lesser trochanter to linea aspera on the posterior surface of the femur
action: adducts and flexes thigh at hip joint
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