Adductor longus - Definition
The Adductor longus is one of the primary and most superficial of the three adductor muscles of the hip. It is also known as:
Adductor longus - Location and Appearance
This skeletal muscle is situated in the medial compartment of the human thigh. It is long and triangular in shape, with its crest at the pubis. It lies ventrally over another thigh muscle, the adductor magnus.
Adductor longus - Functions
It is mainly involved in the adduction and lateral rotation of the femur. It can also result in some degree of anteversion or flexion.
Adductor longus - Origin, Insertion and Innervation
The muscle arises from the superior ramus of the anterior surface of the pubis, situated between the symphysis and the crest. It has its point of insertion at the middle third of the femoral linea aspera. The Obturator nerves arising from L2 and L3 of the lumbar spine innervates this adductor muscle.
Adductor longus - Disorders
The muscle can be affected during a femoral fracture. A groin strain may cause it to suffer a tear. Physiotherapy can help in healing and restoring normalcy to this thigh muscle.
Adductor longus - Pictures
The images below show where the muscle is located in the human body and how it looks like.
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