Adductor Magnus Hip Adduction

Adductor Magnus Hip Adduction

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Adductor Magnus Hip Adduction is its action described as:

Adduction of the Femur at the hip Joint

Synergists: assist in performing the action of hip adduction

  • Adductor Magnus (posterior head)
  • Adductor Brevis 
  • Adductor Longus
  • Petineus
  • Gracilis (weak adductor of the hip)
  • Gluteus Maximus (inferior fibers)
  • Quadratus Femoris
  • Semitendinosus
  • Semimembranosus

Fixators or Stabilizers:  These muscles maintain dynamic control to allow for adduction of the hip

  • Deep Rotators of the Hip
  • Rectus Abdominus
  • Internal & External Obliques
  • Quadratus Lumborum
  • Erector Spinae

Antagonist: Muscles that perform the opposite action to the agonist in this case Adductor Magnus & Hip Adduction

  • Gluteus Maximus (superior Fibers)
  • Gluteus Medius
  • Gluteus Minimus
  • Tensor Fascia Latae
  • Sartorious
  • Vastus Lateralis via fascial slips

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References & Resources for the muscle anatomy information are:

Sieg and Adams: "Illustrated Essentials of Musculoskeletal Anatomy", 4th edition, 2002, Megabooks Inc,

Muscolino J E: The Muscular System Manual, The Skeletal Muscles of the Human Body, ed 3, 2009,

University of Michigan Medical School: Muscle Tables & Illustrations

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