Pectineus Muscle Flashcards

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

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Pectineal line of pubis (on the superior pubic ramus)


Pectineal line (just inferior to lesser trochanter)


  • Adduction of hip joint
  • Flexion of hip joint
  • May contribute to internal/external rotation of the hip but more likely plays a dynamic stability role during rotation


  • Femoral nerve (L2, L3)
  • May also receive a branch from the obturator nerve

Blood Supply

  • Obturator artery
  • Medial circumflex femoral artery
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Would you like to learn more about the pectineus muscle? Then check out the pectineus muscle article and video by clicking the link below:
Pectineus Muscle Anatomy

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