Adductor hiatus | definition of adductor hiatus by Medical dictionary
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ad·duc·tor hi·a·tus [TA]
the aperture in the aponeurotic insertion of the adductor magnus that transmits the femoral artery and vein from the adductor canal to the popliteal space.
the opening in the tendon of insertion of the adductor magnus through which the femoral artery and vein pass into the popliteal space.
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After identifying the adductor hiatus
and canal, the saphenous nerve was visualised as a hyperechoic structure superficial and lateral to the femoral artery.
34-36) Within the proximal third of the thigh, the nerve enters the subsartorial, adductor or Hunter's canal, which is formed by a fibrous band spanning between the vastus medialis and the adductor magnus and adductor hiatus
From the midpoint of adductor magnus, the posterior division descended within the substance of the anterior part of this muscle towards the adductor hiatus
and terminated within the posterior aspect of the fibrous capsule of the knee joint.