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Gracilis

Gracilis

Description

Origin :

  • Inferior margin of pubic symphysis, inferior ramus of pubis and adjacent ramus of ischium

Insertion :

  • Medial surface of tibial shaft, just posterior to sartorius.

Innervation :

  • Anterior division of obturator nerve.

Arterial Supply :

  • Obturator artery,
  • Medial circumflex femoral artery,
  • and muscular branches of profunda femoris artery

Depth :

  • Superficial

Action

Action :

  • Flexes the knee, adducts the thigh and helps to medially rotate the tibia on the femur.
Target Muscles Target MusclesFlexes the knee, adducts the thigh and helps to medially rotate the tibia on the femur.