Adductor Brevis

Written by Oliver Jones

Last updated October 26, 2022 • 6 Revisions

The adductor brevis is a muscle of the medial compartment of the thigh.

It separates the anterior and posterior branches of the obturator nerve and is an important anatomical landmark within the medial thigh.

  • Attachments: Originates from the body of pubis and inferior pubic rami. Attaches to the linea aspera on the posterior surface of the femur (proximal to the adductor longus attachment).
  • Actions: Adduction of the thigh.
  • Innervation: Obturator nerve (L2-L4).
  • Blood Supply: Obturator artery.

Fig 1
Muscles of the medial thigh. The overlying muscles in the anterior compartment have been removed.

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