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Medial Compartment of Thigh (Left)
Muscular System

Medial Compartment of Thigh (Left)

Compartimentum mediale femoris

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Description

The muscles of the medial compartment (adductor compartment) are one of three subgroups of the thigh muscles, the other two being the muscles of the anterior and posterior compartments. Overall, these muscles mainly act to adduct the thigh at the hip joint.

The muscles of the medial compartment of thigh consist of the:

- pectineus;

- adductor magnus;

- adductor longus;

- adductor brevis;

- gracilis;

- obturator externus.

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