Adductor: this muscle performs the action of Adduction.
Longus: there is most likely a shorter version of this muscle ;) 'brevis'
There are five muscles that adduct the leg. Adduction is the opposite of aBduction - which means to take a limb away from the midline (center) of the body. Abduct = takeaway.
So Adduction means to take the limb towards/across the midline of the body.
Adductor Longus attachment points:
Origin: Anterior body of pubis*
Insertion: Middle 1/3 of the linea aspera of the femur*
*this red area shows the linea aspera of the femur.
*pubis bone is at the front of the pelvis, where the two hip bones meet.
both bone images c/o wikipedia
Adduction of thigh @ the hip joint
Flexion of the thigh @ the hip joint
The OTHER Adductors are: Gracilis, Pectinius, Adductor Brevis, Adductor Magnus
Stay tuned as we cover the remaining thigh adductors over the next few weeks :)