German Contact Help Login Register

Adductor brevis muscle

Origins, insertions, innervation and functions of the adductor brevis muscle.

Show transcript

Hey, there! It’s Matt from Kenhub. And in this tutorial, we will discuss the adductor brevis.

The adductor brevis or musculus adductor brevis is one of the adductors of the hip. The adductors are part of the inner hip musculature and range from the lower pelvic bone to the femur and knee region.

This group of muscles lies in between the extensor and flexor group of the thigh muscles. The hip adductors shape the surface anatomy of the medial thigh.

The adductor brevis muscle originates at the inferior pubic ramus and inserts at the linea aspera.

The innervation is supplied by the obturator nerve which arises from the lumbar plexus and reaches the adductors through the obturator canal.

As the name suggests, the main function of the hip adductors is the adduction of the hip joint. Furthermore, the adductor brevis supports the external rotation and flexion of the hip.

Continue your learning

Articles for further reading
Well done!
Create your free account.
Start learning anatomy in less than 60 seconds.