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1

How many muscles are in the Medial compartment of the thigh?

5

2

What is the blood supply to all the muscles of the medial thigh?

The Obturator artery

3

Which nerve innervates all of the muscles in the medial thigh?

The Obturator nerve

4

What are the 5 muscles in the medial compartment of the thigh?

Gracilis
Obturator externus
Adductor brevis
Adductor longus
Adductor magnus

5

What is an extra action of the Adductor longus?

Medial rotation of the thigh

6

What is special about the Adductor magnus?

It is the biggest muscles in the medial compartment. This means that some of the fibres are in the posterior compartment and have different actions

7

What is the action of the posterior segment of Adductor magnus?

Extends the thigh
Adducts the thigh

8

What is the action of the medial segment of Adductor magnus?

Flexes the thigh
Adducts the thigh

9

What innervates the Posterior segment of Adductor magnus?

The tibial nerve

10

What innervates the medial segment of the Adductor magnus?

The Obturator nerve

11

What is the action of Obturator externus?

Laterally rotates the thigh

12

What is the action of the Gracilis muscle?

Adduction of the thigh at the hip
Flexion of the leg at the knee