Adductor Brevis - Muscle Physiology & Functional Anatomy

 

Adductor Brevis

Anatomy

 

Origin:

  • Inferior ramus & body of pubis

Insertion:

  • Upper third of linea aspera



Major Artery:

  • Obturator artery

 

Neural Innervation:

  • Anterior division of obturator nerve (L2-L3)

 

Trigger Points:

Adductor Magnus Brevis Trigger Points   

 

 

Physiology

 

Concentric Functions:

  • Hip adduction, transverse adduction, (initial) flexion & external rotation (during adduction)

 

Eccentric Functions:

  • Helps decelerates hip flexion at heel strike along with the other muscles of the adductor complex

 

Isometric Function:

  • Helps dynamically stabilize the lumbo-pelvic hip along with the other muscles of the adductor complex

 

Related Muscles

Antagonists:

Exercises:

 

 


More Images of the Adductor Brevis Muscle

 

Adductor Brevis

 


More Information about the Adductor Brevis Muscle

The adductor brevis muscle is part of the adductor complex of the inner thighs.  The adductor brevis is a situated immediately behind the pectineus & adductor longus.

It functions as a synergy with the adductor magnus, adductor longus, & pectineus muscles to adduct the hip.  The adductor complex dynamically stabilizes the lumbo-pelvic hip complex during functional movements.

 

 

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