Dissection of anterior and medial aspects of thigh

Muscles of left thigh, anterior view

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Dissection of anterior and medial aspects of thigh
Muscles of left thigh, anterior view
The muscles have been cleared of connective tissue and separated slightly from each other. The fascia lata has been retained over part of the femoral triangle (3). The anterior border of the iliotibial tract has been partially removed to show the underlying vastus lateralis.
1 . Inguinal ligament
2 . Inferior epigastric artery
3 . Fascia lata
4 . Pectineus muscle
5 . Adductor longus muscle
6 . Gracilis muscle
7 . Anterior cutaneous branch of femoral nerve
8 . Cutaneous branch of obturator nerve (joining femoral nerve)
9 . Lateral femoral cutaneous nerve
10 . Tensor fasciae latae muscle (covered by upper part of iliotibial tract)
11 . Sartorius muscle
12 . Femoral branch of genitofemoral nerve
13 . Iliotibial tract
14 . Rectus femoris muscle
15 . Vastus lateralis muscle
16 . Vastus medialis muscle
17 . Patella