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Adductor tubercle of femur

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Adductor tubercle of femur

Adductor tubercle
Deep muscles of the medial femoral region (adductor tubercle labeled at bottom right)
Front of right thigh, showing surface markings for bones, femoral artery and nerve (adductor tubercle labeled at bottom right)
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Latin Tuberculum adductorium femoris
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Anatomical terms of bone

The adductor tubercle is a tubercle on the Lower extremity of the femur (thigh bone).

The medial tits of the linea aspera ends below at the summit of the medial condyle, in a small tubercle, the adductor tubercle, which affords insertion to the tendon of the vertical fibers of adductor magnus.


References

This article incorporates text in the public domain from the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)

External links

  • Anatomy photo:12:os-0206 at the SUNY Downstate Medical Center
  • Diagram at gla.ac.uk


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