Adductor Magnus

Diagram of posterior muscles.

The adductor magnus is a muscle located in the inside upper-thigh.

It is easy to work out the function of the adductor magnus because an adductor is any muscle that moves one part of the body towards another, or towards the mid-line of the body.

Origin, Insertion and Actions of the Adductor Magnus muscle:

Point(s) of Origin:
  • Adductor head: Inferior ramus of pubis and ischial ramus
  • Hamstring head: Ischial tuberosity.
Point(s) of Insertion:
  • Adductor head: Gluteal tuberosity, linea aspera and proximal supracondylar line.
  • Hamstring head: Adductor tubercle of the femur.
Action(s):

The adductor magnus muscle is labelled on our diagram of human anterior muscles.

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