Origin: outer surface of inferior ramus of pubis;
Insertion: on a line extending from lesser trochaner to linea aspera and proximal 1/4 of linea aspera;
Action: adduction of the femur at the hip; lateral rotation as it adducts the thigh. some assistance to femur flexion at the hip;
Nerve Supply: Obturator, L2, L3, L4; (See Innervation)
Synergists: Gracilis, Pectineus
Original Text by Clifford R. Wheeless, III, MD.
Last updated by Data Trace Staff on Tuesday, August 16, 2011 2:22 pm