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Adductor Magnus Muscle

image descriptionAdductor Magnus (Musculus adductor magnus)

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, Gracilis and Adductor Longus.
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 and Adductor Magnus showing through (highlighted green).
The anterior view of the thigh, pelvis and lower section of the vertebral column. The visible labelled muscles include Adductor Brevis, Adductor Longus, Gracilis and Adductor Magnus showing through (highlighted green).
The anterior view of the thigh, pelvis and lower section of the vertebral column. The only visible labelled muscle is Adductor Magnus. The oblique or adductor head and the vertical or hamstring head are labelled separately.
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Attachments of Adductor Magnus: Origin and Insertion

image descriptionOrigin (proximal attachment):
a. Oblique head – inferior ramus of pubis & ischial ramus.
b. Vertical head – ischial tuberosity.

image descriptionInsertion (distal attachment):
a. Oblique head – gluteal tuberosity, linea aspera and proximal supracondylar line of femur.
b. Vertical head – adductor tubercle of femur.

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, Gracilis and Adductor Longus.
The anterior view of the thigh, pelvis and lower section of the vertebral column. The only visible labelled muscle is Adductor Magnus. The oblique or adductor head and the vertical or hamstring head are labelled separately.
The anterior view of the thigh, pelvis and lower section of the vertebral column showing the origin of Adductor Magnus both heads at the inferior ramus of pubis, ischial ramus and ischial tuberosity.
The anterior view of the thigh, pelvis and lower section of the vertebral column showing the insertion of Adductor Magnus both heads at the gluteal tuberosity, linea aspera, supracondylar line of the femur and the adductor tubercle of the femur.
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Actions of Adductor Magnus on the thigh (femur):

Oblique head

a. image descriptionAdducts the thigh at the hip.

b. image descriptionFlexes the thigh at the hip.

Vertical head

a. image descriptionExtends the thigh at the hip.

Nerve to muscle and its spinal segment:

Oblique head – obturator nerve (L2-L4)
Vertical head – sciatic nerve (L2-L4).

An Overview of the Anterior Muscles of the Thigh

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 9. The answers revealed at the bottom are as follows 1. Adductor Longus 2. Adductor Magnus: oblique or adductor head 3. Adductor Magnus: vertical or hamstring head 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 9. The answers revealed at the bottom are as follows 1. Adductor Longus 2. Adductor Magnus: oblique or adductor head 3. Adductor Magnus: vertical or hamstring head.
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. Adductor Magnus: oblique or adductor head 2. Adductor Magnus: vertical or hamstring head.
A quiz image of the anterior view of the thigh, pelvis and lower section of the vertebral column showing the origin of the two heads of Adductor Magnus muscle. The oblique head at the inferior ramus of pubis and ischial ramus, the vertical head at the ischial tuberosity. The posterior view of the thigh and pelvis shows the insertion of the two heads of Adductor Magnus muscle. The oblique head at the gluteal tuberosity, linea aspera and proximal supracondylar line of femur, the vertical head at the adductor tubercle of the femur.
Test yourself while observing the Adductor Magnus muscle
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