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1

Where is the adductor canal located?

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

2

What is the purpose of the adductor canal?

serve as a passageway from structures moving between the anterior thigh and posterior leg

3

What is the adductor hiatus?

a gap between the adductor magnus and femur allowing passage of femoral vessels from the anterior thigh to posterior thigh and then popliteal fossa (back of knee)

4

What are the borders of the adductor canal?

anterior: sartorius
lateral: vastus medialis
posterior: adductor longus & adductor magnus

5

What is the apex of the adductor canal marked by?

adductor hiatus

6

How do you identify the adductor hiatus?

as a gap between the adductor and hamstring attachments of the adductor magnus

7

What are the contents of the adductor canal?

femoral artery, femoral vein, nerve to vastus medialus & saphenous nerve (largest cutaneous branch of the femoral nerve)

8

What happens as the femoral artery and vein exit the adductor canal?

become the popliteal artery and vein

9

adductor canal block

local anaesthetic is administered in the adductor canal to block the saphenous nerve in isolation

10

What is the adductor canal (Hunter's canal)?

a narrow conical tunnel in the thigh - 15cm long