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Adductor Brevis Muscle

image descriptionAdductor Brevis Muscle (Musculus adductor brevis)

The anterior view of the thigh, pelvis and lower section of the vertebral column. The visible labelled muscles include Psoas Major, Iliacus, Tensor Fasciae Latae, Pectineus, Rectus Femoris, Vastus Lateralis, Sartorius, Adductor Longus and Gracilis. Adductor Brevis is not labelled, but is highlighted in green.
The anterior view of the thigh, pelvis and lower section of the vertebral column. The visible labelled muscles include Tensor Fasciae Latae, Pectineus, Adductor Longus, Vastus Lateralis, Vastus Medialis, Gracilis. Adductor Brevis is not labelled, but is highlighted in green.
The anterior view of the thigh, pelvis and lower section of the vertebral column. The visible labelled muscles include Adductor Brevis (highlighted in green), Adductor Longus, Adductor Magnus and Gracilis.
The anterior view of the thigh, pelvis and lower section of the vertebral column. The only visible labelled muscle is Adductor Brevis.
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Attachments of Adductor Brevis: Origin and Insertion

image descriptionOrigin (proximal attachment)
a. Lateral (outer) surface of inferior ramus of pubis.

image descriptionInsertion (distal attachment)
a. Proximal portion of linea aspera.

The anterior view of the thigh, pelvis and lower section of the vertebral column. The visible labelled muscles include Psoas Major, Iliacus, Tensor Fasciae Latae, Pectineus, Rectus Femoris, Vastus Lateralis, Sartorius, Adductor Longus and Gracilis. Adductor Brevis is not labelled, but is highlighted in green.
The anterior view of the thigh, pelvis and lower section of the vertebral column. The only visible labelled muscle is Adductor Brevis.
The anterior view of the thigh, pelvis and lower section of the vertebral column showing the origin of Adductor Brevis at the lateral (outer) surface of inferior ramus of pubis.
The posterior view of the thigh, pelvis and lower section of the vertebral column showing the insertion of Adductor Brevis at Proximal portion of linea aspera.
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Actions of Adductor Brevis on the thigh (femur):

a.  image descriptionAdducts the thigh at the hip.

b. image descriptionFlexes thigh at hip. (References suggest it may also laterally or medially rotate the thigh).

Nerve to muscle and its spinal segment:

Obturator nerve (L3-L4).

An Overview of the Anterior Thigh Muscles

A quiz image of the anterior view of the thigh, pelvis and lower section of the vertebral column. The muscles of the anterior thigh are numbered 1 to 9 and the answers are concealed.
A quiz image of the anterior view of the thigh, pelvis and lower section of the vertebral column. The muscles of the anterior thigh are numbered 1 to 9. The answers revealed at the bottom are as follows 1. Psoas Major 2. Iliacus 3. Tensor Fasciae Latae 4. Pectineus 5. Adductor Longus 6. Rectus Femoris 7. Vastus Lateralis 8. Sartorius 9. Gracilis.
A quiz image of the anterior view of the thigh, pelvis and lower section of the vertebral column. The muscles of the anterior thigh are numbered 1 to 7. The answers revealed at the bottom are as follows 1. Tensor Fasciae Latae 2. Pectineus 3. Adductor Longus 4. Rectus Femoris 5. Vastus Lateralis 6. Sartorius 7. Gracilis.
A quiz image of the anterior view of the thigh, pelvis and lower section of the vertebral column. The muscles of the anterior thigh are numbered 1 to 9. The answers revealed at the bottom are as follows 1. Tensor Fasciae Latae 2. Pectineus 3. Adductor Longus 4. Rectus Femoris 5. Vastus Lateralis 6. Sartorius 7. Gracilis.
A quiz image of the anterior view of the thigh, pelvis and lower section of the vertebral column. The muscles of the anterior thigh are numbered 1 to 7. The answers revealed at the bottom are as follows 1. Tensor Fasciae Latae 2. Pectineus 3. Adductor Longus 4. Rectus Femoris 5. Vastus Lateralis 6. Vastus Medialis 7. Gracilis.
A quiz image of the anterior view of the thigh, pelvis and lower section of the vertebral column. The muscles of the anterior thigh are numbered 1 to 6. The answers revealed at the bottom are as follows 1. Tensor Fasciae Latae 2. Pectineus 3. Adductor Longus 4. Vastus Lateralis 5. Vastus Medialis 6. Gracilis.
A quiz image of the anterior view of the thigh, pelvis and lower section of the vertebral column. The muscles of the anterior thigh are numbered 1 to 5. The answers revealed at the bottom are as follows 1. Pectineus 2. Adductor Longus 3. Vastus Lateralis 4. Vastus Medialis 5. Gracilis.
A quiz image of the anterior view of the thigh, pelvis and lower section of the vertebral column. The muscles of the anterior thigh are numbered 1 to 5. The answers revealed at the bottom are as follows 1. Pectineus 2. Adductor Longus 3. Vastus Intermedius 4. Vastus Medialis 5. Gracilis.
A quiz image of the anterior view of the thigh, pelvis and lower section of the vertebral column. The muscles of the anterior thigh are numbered 1 to 4. The answers revealed at the bottom are as follows 1. Pectineus 2. Adductor Longus 3. Vastus Intermedius 4. Gracilis.
A quiz image of the anterior view of the thigh, pelvis and lower section of the vertebral column. The muscles of the anterior thigh are numbered 1 to 3. The answers revealed at the bottom are as follows 1. Pectineus 2. Adductor Longus 3. Gracilis.
A quiz image of the anterior view of the thigh, pelvis and lower section of the vertebral column. The muscles of the anterior thigh are numbered 1 to 4. The answers revealed at the bottom are as follows 1. Adductor Brevis 2. Adductor Longus 3. Adductor Magnus 4. Gracilis.
A quiz image of the anterior view of the thigh, pelvis and lower section of the vertebral column. The muscles of the anterior thigh are numbered 1 to 4. The answers revealed at the bottom are as follows 1. Adductor Brevis 2. Adductor Magnus 3. Gracilis.
A quiz image of the anterior view of the thigh, pelvis and lower section of the vertebral column. The muscles of the anterior thigh are numbered 1 to 4. The answers revealed at the bottom are as follows 1. Adductor Brevis 2. Adductor Magnus.
A quiz image of the anterior view of the thigh, pelvis and lower section of the vertebral column. The only muscle labelled 1 is Adductor Brevis.
A quiz image of the anterior view of the thigh, pelvis and lower section of the vertebral column showing the origin of Adductor Brevis at the lateral (outer) surface of inferior ramus of pubis and the insertion at Proximal portion of linea aspera.
Test yourself while observing the Adductor Brevis muscle
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