pectineus


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pec·ti·ne·us (mus·cle)

[TA]
origin, crest of pubis; insertion, pectineal line of femur; action, adducts thigh and assists in flexion; nerve supply, obturator and femoral.

pec·tin·e·al

(pek-tin'ē-ăl),
Ridged; relating to the os pubis or to any comblike structure.
Synonym(s): pectineus (1)

pectineus

[pektin′ē·əs]
Etymology: L, pecten, comb
the most anterior of the five medial femoral muscles. It functions to flex and adduct the thigh and to rotate it medially. Compare adductor brevis, adductor longus, adductor magnus, gracilis.
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Pectineus muscle

pec·tin·e·al

, pectineus (pek-tin'ē-ăl, -ŭs)
Ridged; relating to the os pubis or to any comblike structure.

pectineus

medial thigh muscle
  • origin pectineal surface of pubis

  • insertion upper posterior surface of femur

  • nerve supply femoral nerve

  • actions adducts, extension and medial rotating of hip joint of support limb during walking (with adductors magnus, brevis and longus); stabilization of hip bone on femur, preventing lateral hip tilt when standing on one leg

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The pectineus muscle generates low forces easily counteracted by other thigh muscles, and the saphenous and medial cutaneous sensory nerves are unessential to standing.
The iliopsoas muscle works in tandem with iliacus, rectus femoris, pectineus, tensor fascia latae and sartorius (5).
A multiloculated hydatid cyst between the iliopsoas and pectineus muscle had been diagnosed using an ultrasonography and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).
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.
Related physical findings are rare since the incarcerated hernia is located posterior to the pectineus and adductor longus muscles (5).