Adductor Brevis

Muscle Origin

Inferior ramus of pubis to linea aspera of femur.

It is somewhat triangular in form, and arises by a narrow origin from the outer surfaces of the superior and inferior rami of the pubis, between the gracilis and obturator externus. Anterior surface of inferior pubic ramus, inferior to origin of adductor longus.anatomy-model-muscle-hamstrings-041-edited 2


The lesser trochanter and linea aspera of the femur.

Along a line from the lesser trochanter to the linea aspera, the upper third of the linea aspera, downward along the upper third of the linea aspera, immediately behind the pectineus and the upper part of adductor longus.


Adducts and flexes thigh at hip.

Adduction of the thigh at the hip, assists with internal rotation of the thigh at the hip.

Innervation – Nerve control

Obturator nerve.

The obturator nerve in human anatomy arises from the ventral divisions of the second, third, and fourth lumbar nerves in the lumbar plexus; the branch from the third is the largest, while that from the second is often very small. Wiki


Deep femoral artery.

The deep artery of the thigh, (profunda femoris artery or deep femoral artery) is a branch of the femoral artery that, as its name suggests, travels more deeply (posteriorly) than the rest of the femoral artery. Wiki

Antagonist muscles

Gluteus maximus, Adductor magnus (posterior part).

The Gluteus maximus is the largest muscle in the buttocks, while the adductor magnus is a large triangular muscle, situated on the medial side of the thigh.

Pictures of muscles


Trigger Point Referrals


Stretching description








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