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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

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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