Adductor muscles of the hip

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Adductor muscles of the hip
The adductor brevis and nearby muscles
Structures surrounding right hip-joint. (Adductor muscles visible at upper right.)
Gray's subject #128 473
Origin pubis
Insertion    femur, tibia
Nerve: obturator nerve
Action: adduction of hip

In human anatomy, the Adductor muscles of the hip is a group of five muscles of the hip.

The adductor brevis, adductor longus, adductor magnus, pectineus, and gracilis make up the adductor group.

The adductors all originate on the pubis and insert on the medial, posterior surface of the femur, with the exception of the gracilis which inserts just below the medial condyle of the tibia.

They are supplied by the obturator nerve.

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