Bassett Collection of Stereoscopic Images of Human Anatomy

Dissection of posterior aspect of left thigh

Adductor minimus muscle

Image #184-5

KEYWORDS: Muscles and tendons, Thigh.

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Dissection of posterior aspect of left thigh
Adductor minimus muscle
The sciatic nerve has been retracted laterally and the adductor magnus has been slightly deflected medially to reveal the adductor minimus. This muscle is often fused with the adductor magnus and is usually described as a part of it.
1 . Trochanter tertius
2 . Gluteus maximus muscle (reflected)
3 . Sciatic nerve
4 . Perforating artery
5 . Perforating artery
6 . Quadratus femoris muscle
7 . Origin of biceps femoris muscle
8 . Origin of semimembranosus muscle
9 . Origin of semitendinosus muscle
10 . Medial femoral circumflex artery
11 . Adductor magnus muscle
12 . Adductor minimus muscle
13 . Muscular branch of sciatic nerve (to adductor magnus muscle)
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