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What is the adductor hiatus?

What does it allow?

It is a gap between the adductor magnus muscle and the femur
It allows the passage of the femoral vessels from the anterior thigh to the posterior thigh and then the popliteal fossa


Which structures go through the adductor hiatus?

The femoral artery and femoral vein
They become the popliteal artery and popliteal vein after they leave the hiatus