Groin and Adductors - Anatomy

The groin canal (inguinal canal) connects the inside with the outside of the abdomen and is an opening in the stomach muscles that contains the spermatic cord. The canal is like a tube with 4 sides: front layer (external oblique fascia), back layer (posterior wall), medial layer (straight abdominal muscles) and lateral layer (inguinal ligament).

groin canal inguinal canal

The adductor muscles are the muscles on the inside of the thigh. The adductor longus is most superficial and most commonly involved in injuries. The adductor longus and gracilis both originate form from the pubic bone. The diagram below lists all the adductors.

pelvis hip adductor muscles


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