Adductor magnus muscle

Dr Geon Oh et al.

The adductor magnus is the largest and deepest of the muscles in the medial compartment of the thigh. Like the adductor longus and brevis muscles, the adductor magnus is a triangular or fan shaped muscle anchored by its apex to the pelvis and attached by its expanded base to the femur.


  • origin
    • adductor part: ischiopubic ramus
    • hamstring part: ischial tuberosity
  • insertion
    • adductor part: posterior surface of proximal femur, linea aspera, medial supracondylar line
    • hamstring part: adductor tubercle and supracondylar line
  • action: adducts and medially rotates thigh at hip joint
  • arterial supply: profunda femoris
  • innervation

Anatomy: Lower limb
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rID: 44368
Section: Anatomy
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