pectineus muscle


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pec·ti·ne·us mus·cle

(pek-tin'ē-ŭs mŭs'ĕl)
Origin, crest of pubis; insertion, pectineal line of femur; action, adducts thigh and assists in flexion; nerve supply, obturator and femoral.
Synonym(s): musculus pectineus [TA] , pectineal muscle.

pectineus muscle

see Table 13.4.
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Pectineus muscle atrophy may contribute to femoral hernia development, creating a potential space for the hernia to form.
Although, abdominal ultrasound was found to be normal, computed tomography of the abdominal cavity showed bilateral psoas abscess that extended to pectineus muscle and also involved the iliopsoas muscle on the right.
The pectineus muscle generates low forces easily counteracted by other thigh muscles, and the saphenous and medial cutaneous sensory nerves are unessential to standing.