adductor longus


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus.
Related to adductor longus: Gracilis, adductor magnus, adductor brevis

adductor longus

the most superficial of the three adductor muscles of the thigh and one of five medial femoral muscles. It functions to adduct and flex the thigh. Compare adductor brevis, adductor magnus, gracilis, pectineus.

Adductor Longus

A hip/upper thigh muscle.
Action Adducts thigh
Nerve Obturator
Origin Symphysis & crest of pubis
Insertion Middle one-third of medial margin of linea aspera of femur

adductor longus

medial thigh muscle
References in periodicals archive ?
Successful block was defined as the absence of any contraction of the adductor longus muscle with stimulation after performing ONB or during surgery.
Despite being a single-joint muscle, the adductor longus is the most commonly injured adductor muscle.
Test results revealed a torn left adductor longus tendon.
The adductor group (adductor magnus, adductor longus, adductor brevis, pectineus, and gracilis) is located on the medial thigh and is responsible for adducting and medially rotating the thigh.
The hip adductor muscles are generally considered to include the pectinius, adductor brevis, adductor longus, adductor magnus and the gracilis.
All Blacks team doctor Deb Robinson said a scan showed 29-year-old Carter to have torn the adductor longus tendon in his left groin.
Needle electrodes are placed at the external anal sphincter, the gluteus medius and maximus, the adductor longus, the tibialis, and the gastrocnemius muscles.
3) Following routine adductor longus and iliopsoas tenotomies using Ferguson's posteromedial approach, (4) hip joint arthrography was performed.
The femoral trigonus was delimitated by propedeutical methods of inspection and palpation and it was found that, in the living person, the lateral aspect of the Adductor longus muscle was easily palpated.