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Adductor Longus

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  • Superior pubic ramus


  • Middle third lip of the linea aspera


  • Adduction of the thigh
  • Stabilization of the pelvis
  • Balances the pelvis on a lower limb during the gait cycle


  • Deep femoral artery (primary)
  • Medial femoral circumflex artery (superior portion)
  • Femoral artery, the popliteal artery and the genicular arteries (inferior)


  • Anterior division of the obturator nerve (L2-L4)

Clinical Significance

  • Pathology
    • Adductor longus rupture [1]

See Also

  1. van de Kimmenade RJ, van Bergen CJ, van Deurzen PJ, Verhagen RA. A rare case of adductor longus muscle rupture. Case Rep Orthop. 2015;2015:840540. doi:10.1155/2015/840540
Created by:
Connor Farrell on 28 February 2020 19:57:38
Last edited:
28 February 2020 20:22:18