Pectineus

Pectineus is positioned between the Iliopsoas and Adductor Longus muscles and is part of the short adductor group with adductors brevis and longus.

Origin

  • Upper front of the pubic bone.

Insertion

  • Upper medial shaft of the femur, inferior to the lesser trochanter.  

Actions

  • Hip adduction.
  • Hip flexion. 
  • Medial hip rotation.

Innervation

  • Femoral nerve.

Daily uses

  • Kicking a football.  

Example strengthening exercises

Example stretches

Related injuries

Related muscles