adductor brevis muscle


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ad·duc·tor bre·vis mus·cle

(ă-dŭk'tŏr brev'is mŭs'ĕl)
Origin, superior ramus of pubis; insertion, upper third of medial lip of linea aspera; action, adducts thigh; nerve supply, obturator.
Synonym(s): musculus adductor brevis [TA] , short adductor muscle.

adductor brevis muscle

A muscle of the medial thigh originating on the ramus of the pubis and inserted in the linea aspera of the femur. It adducts, flexes, and medially rotates the thigh and is controlled by the obturator nerve.
See also: muscle
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1 = Pectineus muscle, 2 = PMB belongs to femoral nerve, 3 = Gracilis muscle, 4 = GMB, 5 = Adductor longus muscle, 6 = ALMB, 7 = Adductor brevis muscle, 8 = ABMB, 9 = Adductor magnus muscle, 10 = AMMB.
Local anesthetics are injected into the fascia between the pectineus and adductor brevis muscles [30] or between the adductor longus and adductor brevis muscles [38, 39] using in-plane ultrasound guidance to block the anterior branch of the obturator nerve.
The adductor muscles of the medial compartment of the thigh are arranged in three layers: i) the superficial layer consisting of pectineus and adductor longus muscles, ii) the middle layer represented by the adductor brevis muscle, and iii) the deep layer formed by the obturator externus and adductor magnus muscles.