Adductor brevis muscle


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The adductor brevis is a muscle in the thigh positioned right away deep to the pectineus and adductor longus. It comes from the adductor muscle group. The primary function of the adductor brevis is to pull the thigh medially. The adductor brevis and the rest of the adductor muscle group is likewise utilized to support delegated ideal motions of the trunk, when standing on both feet, or to stabilize when standing on a moving surface. The adductor muscle group is utilized pushing the thighs together to ride a horse, and kicking with the within the foot in soccer or swimming. Last, they add to flexion of the thigh when running or versus resistance (squats, leaping, and so on).

It is rather triangular in type, and develops by a narrow origin from the external surface areas of the body of the pubis and inferior rami of the pubis, in between the gracilis and obturator externus.

It expands in triangular fashion to be inserted into the upper part of the linea aspera instantly lateral to the insertion of pectineus and above that of adductor longus.

By its anterior surface, the adductor brevis remains in connection with the pectineus, adductor longus, and anterior branches of the obturator artery, the obturator vein, and the obturator nerve.

By its posterior surface with the adductor magnus and the posterior branches of the obturator artery, the obturator vein, and the obturator nerve.

By its external border with the obturator externus, and the iliopsoas. By its interior border with the gracilis and adductor magnus.

It is pierced near its insertion by the middle perforating artery.

The adductor brevis is innervated dually by the anterior and posterior branches of the obturator nerve.

The muscle is mainly called a hip adductor. It likewise works as a hip flexor. Whether it acts to turn the femur laterally or medially depends on position.

This article incorporates text in the public domain from page 473 of the 20th edition of Gray’s Anatomy (1918)

Deep muscles of the medial femoral region.


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