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Pectineus

The pectineus is a small muscle in the upper thigh.


Origin

The pectineus originates on the pecten of the pubis.

Insertion

It inserts on the pectineal line of the femur.

Function

The pectineus adducts the thigh and assists in flexing and externally rotating the hip joint.

Pectineus