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Adductor tubercle of femur

Adductor tubercle
Deep muscles of the medial femoral region (adductor tubercle labeled at bottom right)
Front of right thigh, showing surface markings for bones, femoral artery and nerve (adductor tubercle labeled at bottom right)
Latintuberculum adductorium femoris
Anatomical terms of bone

The adductor tubercle is a tubercle on the lower extremity of the femur. It is formed where the medial lips of the linea aspera end below at the summit of the medial condyle. It is the insertion point of the tendon of the vertical fibers of the adductor magnus muscle.[1][2]


Public domain This article incorporates text in the public domain from page 246 of the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)

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Adductor tubercle of femur
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