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Laboratory 12. Anterior and Medial Thigh Region
Step 7. Sartorius Muscle and the Adductor Canal

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At the distal end of the femoral triangle, cut the sartorius muscle transversely. Reflect the inferior portion of the sartorius muscle distally and identify the adductor canal, (low magnification) [tip of the probe is in fascia of the distal portion of the adductor cell]. The adductor canal serves as a conduit through which vessels pass from the femoral triangle to the posterior aspect of the knee. The region on the posterior aspect of the knee is called the popliteal fossa ( see Laboratory Fourteen).

The adductor canal begins at the apex of the femoral triangle and ends, distally, at an opening in the tendon of the adductor magnus muscle. This opening is called the adductor hiatus.

Links and References:
Grant's: 5.16 and 5.24
Netter (1ed.): 470 and 471 (2ed.): 466 and 467
Rohen/Yokochi: 450 and 451