Medial compartment of thigh

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Medial compartment of thigh
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Cross-section through the middle of the thigh. (Medial compartment is at center right.)
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Anterior hip muscles
Details
Latin compartimentum femoris mediale
obturator artery
obturator nerve (femoral nerve for Pectineus muscle)
Identifiers
Gray's p.471
TA A04.7.01.004
FMA FMA:45160
Anatomical terminology

The medial fascial compartment of thigh contains the hip adductors.

The obturator nerve is the primary nerve supplying this compartment.

The muscles in the compartment are:

The obturator externus muscle is sometimes considered part of this group,[1][2][3] and sometimes excluded.[4] (Spatially, it is it in this location, but functionally, it is more similar to the other lateral rotator group muscles).

The pectineus is sometimes included in this group,[1][3] and sometimes excluded.[2][4] (It has the same function as the others in this group, but different innervation--namely, the femoral nerve.)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Ellis, Harold; Susan Standring; Gray, Henry David (2005). Gray's anatomy: the anatomical basis of clinical practice. St. Louis, Mo: Elsevier Churchill Livingstone. ISBN 0-443-07168-3. 
  2. ^ a b Sauerland, Eberhardt K.; Patrick W., PhD. Tank; Tank, Patrick W. (2005). Grant's dissector. Hagerstown, MD: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. p. 129. ISBN 0-7817-5484-4. 
  3. ^ a b Kyung Won, PhD. Chung (2005). Gross Anatomy (Board Review). Hagerstown, MD: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. p. 123. ISBN 0-7817-5309-0. 
  4. ^ a b "Summary of Lower Limb". Retrieved 2008-01-27. 

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