Gracilis

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Original Author(s): Oliver Jones
Last updated: October 26, 2022
Revisions: 2

Original Author(s): Oliver Jones
Last updated: October 26, 2022
Revisions: 2

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The gracilis is a muscle of the medial compartment of the thigh. It is the most superficial and medial of the muscles in this compartment.

  • Attachments: Originates from the inferior rami of the pubis and the body of the pubis. It descends down the medial aspect of the thigh and attaches to the medial surface of the tibial shaft.
  • Actions: Adduction of the thigh at the hip and flexion of the leg at the knee.
  • Innervation: Obturator nerve (L2-L4).
  • Blood Supply: Medial circumflex femoral artery

Fig 1 – Gracilis muscle of the medial thigh