Adductor Longus - Muscle Physiology & Functional Anatomy

Adductor Longus





  • Body of pubis inferior & medial to pubic tubercle


  • Lower two thirds of medial linea aspera

Major Artery:

  • Obturator artery


Neural Innervation:

  • Anterior division of obturator nerve (L2-L3)


Trigger Points:

Adductor Magnus Longus Trigger Points   





Concentric Functions:

  • Hip adduction, transverse adduction, & (initial) flexion


Eccentric Functions:

  • Decelerates hip abduction, extension & external rotation

  • Helps decelerate 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


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More Images of the Adductor Longus Muscle

Adductor Longus

Cross Section of Adductor Longus


More Information about the Adductor Longus Muscle

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



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