What is the adductor complex?
Accordingly, what is the adductor muscle used for?
The adductors are fan-like muscles in the upper thigh that pull the legs together when they contract. They also help stabilize the hip joint. The adductors attach from the pelvis to the femur (thigh bone).
Similarly, where do the adductors insertion? The adductor part originates from the inferior pubic ramus and the ischial ramus and inserts at the gluteal tuberosity, the medial lip of the linea aspera and the medial supracondylar line of the femur ('flesh insertion').
Similarly, you may ask, what is the adductor group?
The adductors are a group of muscles, as the name suggests, that primarily function to adduct the femur at the hip joint. Although they are all located somewhere along the medial side of the thigh, they all originate in different places at the front of the pelvis.
What is an adductor injury?
An adductor muscle strain is an acute injury to the groin muscles on the medial aspect (inside) of the thigh. Strains reflect tears of the muscle-tendon unit, due to forceful contraction of the muscles against resistance, often during an eccentric load.