Adductor Brevis - Muscle Physiology & Functional Anatomy


Adductor Brevis




  • Inferior ramus & body of pubis


  • 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   





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


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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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