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Adductor Magnus

Adductor Magnus

 Articulations :

 Action :

  • Powerful thigh adductor; superior horizontal fibers also help flex the thigh, while vertical fibers help extend the thigh.

Origin :

  • Inferior pubic ramus, ischial ramus and inferolateral area of ischial tuberosity.

Insertion :

  • Gluteal tuberosity of femur, medial lip of linea aspera, medial supracondylar ridge and adductor tubercle.

Innervation :

  • Posterior division of obturator nerve innervates most of the adductor magnus.
  • Vertical or hamstring portion innervated by tibial nerve.

Arterial Supply :

  • Medial circumflex femoral artery,
  • Inferior gluteal artery,
  • 1st − 4th perforating arteries,
  • Obturator artery,
  • and some superior muscular branches of popliteal artery.

Depth :

  • Superficial
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