Adductor Longus Muscle
Adductor Magnus Muscle
The adductor magnus muscle is the largest of the thigh adductors and located on the medial aspect of the femur.
Adductor Magnus (Musculus adductor magnus)
Attachments of Adductor Magnus: Origin and Insertion
Origin (proximal attachment):
a. Oblique head – inferior ramus of pubis & ischial ramus.
b. Vertical head – ischial tuberosity.
Insertion (distal attachment):
a. Oblique head – gluteal tuberosity, linea aspera and proximal supracondylar line of femur.
b. Vertical head – adductor tubercle of femur.
Actions of Adductor Magnus on the thigh (femur):
a. Adducts the thigh at the hip.
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b. Flexes the thigh at the hip.
a. Extends the thigh at the hip.
Nerve to muscle and its spinal segment:
Oblique head – obturator nerve (L2-L4)
Vertical head – sciatic nerve (L2-L4).