Gracilis

Gracilis

Gracilis

Muscle Origin

Inferior ramus of pubis to medial condyle of tibia.

Lower half of the body of the pubis, the inferior pubic ramus, and the adjoining part of the ischial ramus.

Insertion

Tibia (pes anserinus).

Upper part of the medial flare of the tibia, just below the medial condyle, proximal and slightly anterior to the attachment of the semitendinosus, and posterior and somewhat inferior to the attachment of sartorius.

Action

Adducts thigh at hip.

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

Innervation – Nerve control

Anterior branch of obturator nerve.

Anterior division of the obturator nerve (L2 – 3).

Artery

Medial circumflex femoral artery.

The medial circumflex femoral artery is an artery in the upper thigh which helps supply blood to the neck of the femur.

Antagonist muscles

Adductor Magnus, Gluteus Maximus.

The adductor magnus is a large triangular muscle, consisting of two parts, situated on the medial side of the thigh. The Gluteus Maximus muscle, one in each buttock, moves the thigh.

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