Adductor Longus Muscle
DEFINITION – What does Adductor Longus mean?
Adductor Longus is a skeletal muscle positioned on the thigh that originates at the pubis’ superior ramis and is laid ventrally, in close proximity to the femur, on the adductor Magnus. Inserted along the median point of the femur’s linea aspera, it receives its control from the obturator nerve. Distally, Adductor Longus creates an aponeurosis which extends all the way to the vastus medialis muscle.
FUNCTION – Adductor Longus Muscle
Forming the femoral triangle’s medial wall, the primary purpose of Adductor Longus is adduction of the thigh. As one of the adductors of the hip, this muscle receives its control from the obturator nerve. When not adducting or rotating the thigh medially, the Adductor Longus can also develop a level of anteversion and flexion.