The adductor brevis is a muscle in the thigh situated immediately deep to the pectineus and adductor longus. It belongs to the adductor muscle group. The main function of the adductor brevis is to pull the thigh medially. The adductor brevis and the rest of the adductor muscle group is also used to stabilize left to right movements of the trunk, when standing on both feet, or to balance when standing on a moving surface. The adductor muscle group is used pressing the thighs together to ride a horse, and kicking with the inside of the foot in soccer or swimming. Last, they contribute to flexion of the thigh when running or against resistance (squats, jumping, etc.).
|Adductor brevis muscle|
|Origin||anterior surface of the inferior ramus and body of the pubis|
|Insertion||the lesser trochanter and linea aspera of the femur|
|Artery||deep femoral artery|
|Actions||adduction of hip|
|Latin||Musculus adductor brevis|
|Anatomical terms of muscle|
The Adductor brevis muscle widens in triangular fashion to be inserted into the upper part of the linea aspera immediately lateral to the insertion of pectineus and above that of adductor longus.
The adductor brevis is innervated dually by the anterior and posterior branches of the obturator nerve.
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