Muscles of the Medial Compartment of the Thigh
This is an excerpt from Pocket Atlas of Skeletal Muscles, The by Chris Jarmey.
Latin, gracilis, slender, delicate.
A line on the external surfaces of the pubis, the inferior pubic ramus, and ramus of the ischium.
Medial surface of proximal shaft of tibia.
Obturator nerve L2, 3.
via internal iliac artery (a branch of common iliac artery from abdominal aorta).
Can also be supplied by medial circumflex femoral artery (from deep femoral artery).
Adducts thigh at hip joint. Flexes leg at knee joint.
Latin, pecten, comb; pectinatus, comb shaped.
Pecten pubis and adjacent bone of pelvis.
Oblique line, from base of lesser trochanter to linea aspera of femur.
Femoral nerve L2, 3.
Medial circumflex femoral artery
(from deep femoral artery).
Adducts and flexes thigh at hip joint.
Latin, obturare, to obstruct; externus, external.
External surface of obturator membrane and adjacent bone.
Posterior division of obturator nerve L3, 4.
via internal iliac artery (a branch of common iliac artery from abdominal aorta), plus can also be supplied by medial circumflex arteries (from deep femoral artery).
Laterally rotates thigh at hip joint.
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