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The Adductor Brevis is a member of the Adductor Group, which is composed of (from lateral to medial) the:
- Adductor longus
- Gracilis (aka Adductor gracilis)
- Adductor brevis
- Adductor magnus
- The adductor brevis attaches from the pubic bone to the proximal 1/3 of the linea aspera of the femur
- Adducts the thigh at the hip joint.
- Flexes the thigh at the hip joint.
- Medially rotates the thigh at the hip joint.
- Anteriorly tilts the pelvis at the hip joint.
- Ipsilaterally elevates the pelvis at the hip joint.
- Ipsilaterally rotates the pelvis at the hip joint.
NOTE: The adductor brevis usually is entirely deep to the adductor longus, but sometimes some of it is superficial on either the medial side or the lateral side of the adductor longus.