Adductor Brevis

Diagram of anterior muscles

The adductor brevis is a muscle of the inside upper-thigh. It belongs to the adductor muscle group that also includes the adductor longus and the adductor magnus muscles.

It is easy to work out the function of the adductor brevis because an adductor is any muscle that moves one part of the body towards another, or towards the mid-line of the body. The adductor brevis, one of which is located in each leg, helps to move the leg towards the mid-line of the body.

Origin, Insertion and Actions of the Adductor Brevis muscles:

Point of Origin: Anterior surface of the inferior ramus and body of the pubis (bone)
Points of Insertion: Lesser trochanter and linea aspera of the femur bone
Action: Adduction of hip

The adductor brevis muscles are labelled on our diagram of human anterior muscles.

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