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What is the adductor canal also known as?

The sub-sartorial canal

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What is the adductor canal?

Where is it located?

Inter-muscular cleft
Situated on the medial aspect of the middle third of the thigh
Located above the apex of the femoral triangle and ends below the opening in the adductor magnus

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What are the borders of the adductor canal?

Posterior wall
Lateral wall
Anteromedial wall

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What makes up the posterior wall of the adductor canal?

Formed by the adductor longus and the adductor magnus

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What makes up the lateral wall of the adductor canal?

Vastus medialis

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What makes up the anteromedial wall of the adductor canal?

Formed by a fibrous sheath deep to sartorius

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What are the contents of the adductor canal?

Femoral artery
Femoral vein
Deep lymph vessels
Femoral nerve