Adductor longus

  • The adductor longus (also adductor longus muscle, latin: musculus adductor longus) is one of the adductor muscles located in the medial region of the thigh.

    Origin

    The adductor longus originates from the superior ramus of the pubis.

    Insertion

    The adductor longus inserts on the shaft of the femur, specifically, onto the middle third of the medial lip of the linea aspera.

    Action

    The adductor longus acts at the hip joint. The main function of the adductor longus is adduction of the thigh. Other actions provided by the adductor longus include flexion and external rotation of the thigh.

    Innervation

    The adductor longus is innervated by the anterior branch of the obturator nerve from the lumbar plexus.