Monday, 19 January 2015

Adductor Brevis (1 of 5 Leg Adductors)

We're back with another Leg Adductor Muscle: Adductor Brevis

Adductor refers to the action of leg 'adduction' (see below!)
Brevis means short (remember Adductor Longus?)

Muscle Attachment Points

Origin:  inferior ramus of pubis (lower pelvis)
Insertion: Pectineal line and medial lip of linea aspera (on the femur/inside of thigh)

If you look at all the adductor leg muscles together, brevis is hiding underneath - that lil' brevis!

Muscle Action(s):

a) Adduction of the thigh @ the hip joint
b) Flexion
of the thigh at the hip joint

ADDUCTION is to bring the leg towards (and/or across) the mid-line of the body.

HIP FLEXION: knee towards chest

The other Hip/Leg Adductors are: Pectineus, Gracilis, Adductor Longus, and our final one is next week: Adductor Magnus. Have a great week !