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Laboratory 12. Anterior and Medial Thigh Region
Step 12. Adductor Magnus Muscle

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Finally, identify the adductor magnus muscle. It consists of two parts:
  • adductor magnus muscle, adductor part [retractor on the left] that has horizontally oriented fibers and attaches to the linea aspera of the femur

  • adductor magnus muscle, hamstring part that has more vertically oriented fibers and attaches to the adductor tubercle

The adductor magnus has a wide origin which begins at the inferior pubic ramus and runs posteriorly along the outer surface of the ramus of the ischium to the ischial tuberosity.

Links and References:
Grant's:5.6, 5.23, and 5.24
Netter (1ed.): 471 and 481 (2ed.): 467 and 477
Rohen/Yokochi: 427, 451, and 452