The thigh

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Tensor fasciae latae

Fig.47.1

The muscles of the front of the thigh. The femoral triangle is outlined

Rectus femoris

Vastus lateralis Iliotibial tract —

Patellar retinacula

Fig.47.1

The muscles of the front of the thigh. The femoral triangle is outlined

Iliacus

Femoral triangle Inguinal ligament Psoas tendon Pectineus Adductor longus Gracilis Sartorius

Vastus medialis

Ligamentum patellae

Diaphragm

Right crus

Quadratus lumborum

Psoas major

Iliacus

Inguinal ligament Pectineus

Adductor longus

Adductor magnus

Fig.47.2

Psoas, iliacus and the adductor group of muscles

Adductor longus

Adductor magnus

Opening in adductor magnus (for passage of femoral vessels to popliteal fossa)

Fig.47.2

Psoas, iliacus and the adductor group of muscles

The thigh is divided into flexor, extensor and adductor compartments. The membranous superficial fascia of the abdominal wall fuses to the fascia lata, the deep fascia of the lower limb, at the skin crease of the hip joint just below the inguinal ligament.

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