Adductor canal

Adductor canal

The adductor canal (Subsartorial/Hunter’s canal) is an aponeurotic tunnel in the middle third of the thigh, extending from the apex of the femoral triangle to the opening in the Adductor magnus, the Adductor hiatus.

Boundary

It courses between the anterior compartment of thigh and the medial compartment of thigh, and has the following boundaries:

Contents

The canal contains the femoral artery, femoral vein, and branches of the femoral nerve (specifically, the saphenous nerve, and the nerve to the Vastus medialis).

Eponym

The eponym is named for John Hunter.

References

External links

  • - "Anterior and Medial Thigh Region: Sartorius Muscle and the Adductor Canal"
  • - "Anterior and Medial Thigh Region: Structures of the Adductor Canal"

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