adductor brevis

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adductor brevis

a somewhat triangular muscle in the thigh and one of the five medial femoral muscles. It acts to adduct and rotate the thigh laterally and to flex the leg. Compare adductor longus, adductor magnus, gracilis, pectineus.

Adductor Brevis

A hip/upper thigh muscle.
Action Adducts thigh
Nerve Obturator
Origin Superior pubic ramus
Insertion Upper 1/3 of medial margin of linea aspera of femur
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19) It was noted that the fascia overlying the short adductor muscle is separate from the intermuscular fascial septa which is not described in any anatomy textbooks as a distinct layer.