Origin

Pubis-superior pubic ramus

Insertion

Lesser trochanter, linea aspera

Action(s)

Thigh – flexion, adduction, medial rotation

Nerve Supply

Femoral nerve, sometimes obturator nerve

Arterial Supply

Obturator artery

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Discussion

The pectineus muscle is a flat, quadrangular muscle, situated at the anterior part of the upper and medial aspect of the thigh.

It can be classified in the medial compartment of thigh (when the function is emphasized) or the anterior compartment of thigh (when the nerve is emphasized).

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Pectineus muscle

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