Gracilis Muscle Flashcards

Flashcards are a great way to memorise information about the gracilis muscle. Test your knowledge of anatomy using the gracilis flashcards below.

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Origin

Ischiopubic ramus

Insertion

Medial surface of proximal tibia (pes anserinus)

Actions

  • Adduction of thigh
  • Flexion of hip & knee
  • Medial rotation of hip & knee

Innervation

  • Anterior branch of obturator nerve (L2, L3, L4)

Blood Supply

  • Medial circumflex femoral artery
  • Superficial femoral artery
  • Deep femoral artery
  • Descending genicular artery
  • Anterior branch of the obturator artery

Would you like to learn more about the gracilis muscle? Then check out the gracilis muscle article and video by clicking the link below:
Gracilis Muscle Anatomy

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