Adductor brevis

The adductor brevis (also adductor brevis muscle, latin: musculus adductor brevis) is the shortest muscle of the adductor muscle group, located in the medial region of the thigh.


The adductor brevis originates from the superior pubic ramus.


The fibers of the adductor brevis pass downward and in posterolateral direction and insert onto the upper third of the medial lip of the linea aspera of the femur.


The main function of the adductor brevis is adduction of the thigh, pulling it medially. Other functions of the adductor brevis are flexion and external rotation of the thigh.


The adductor brevis is innervated by the anterior branch of the obturator nerve from the lumbar plexus.