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1

where is the adductor canal located

extends from apex of femoral triangle to adductor hiatus of adductor magnus

2

name the borders of the adductor canal

anterior = sartorius
posterior = adductor longus and magnus
lateral = vastus medialis

3

name the contents of the adductor canal

1. saphenous n. and n. to vastus medialis
2. femoral artery and vein (delivered to popliteal fossa)

4

which clinical intervention can be performed in adductor canal

- adductor canal block: local anaesthetic is administered in adductor canal to block saphenous n. in isolation or together with n. to vastus medialis
- provides sensory anaesthesia for procedues involving distal thigh and femur, knee and lower leg on medial side