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image: Pectineus


 Articulations :

 Action :

  • Adducts the thigh and flexes the hip joint.

Origin :

  • Pecten pubis and pectineal surface of the pubis.

Insertion :

  • Pectineal line of femur.

Innervation :

  • Femoral nerve usually, although it may sometimes receive additional innervation from the obturator nerve as well.

Arterial Supply :

  • Medial circumflex femoral branch of femoral artery and obturator artery.

Depth :

  • Superficial
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