Adductor magnus muscle

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The adductor magnus muscle is a muscle of the thigh made up of three cords. It is located in the inner part of the thigh. The upper part of adductor magnus is attached to the pelvic bone, and the lower part to the posterior border of the femur. An arch is present in the adductor magnus muscle to allow the femoral artery to pass through. At this point it is called the popliteal artery. The extension, flexion, and internal rotation of the thigh are all made possible by the adductor magnus.

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