Pectineus Muscle

The adductor muscles refer to five muscles which are pectineus, gracilis, adductor longus, adductor brevis, and adductor Magnus. pectineus is flat muscle, which is quadrangular in shape and positioned anteriorly in the thigh. it is also sometimes referred to as a most anterior adductor of the hip.

Origin of Pectineus

Pectineus originates from a pectineal line of the pubis.

Insertion Origin of Pectineus

Pectineus is inserted on inferior from lesser trochanter to linea aspera.

Action Origin of Pectineus

Pectineus is responsible for adduction, flexion & medial rotation thigh.

Nerve Supply

Pectineus is supplied by Femoral & obturator nerve combined.

Arterial Supply

Pectineus muscle is blood supplied by Medial circumflex femoral branch of the femoral artery and obturator artery.

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