Author: Dr Peter de Souza
Last modified: 7 November 2022

The adductor longus muscle is one of the 6 muscles of the medial compartment of the thigh. The adductor longus is a flat and fan-shaped muscle which attaches to the mid-shaft of the femur.

The medial compartment of the thigh includes the following 6 muscles:

  • Pectineus
  • Gracilis
  • Adductor longus
  • Adductor brevis
  • Adductor magnus
  • Obturator externus


  • Anterior body of pubis


  • Middle third of linea aspera


  • Adducts hip
  • Laterally rotate hip
  • Flexes hip


  • Obturator nerve: L2, L3, L4

Blood Supply

  • Medial circumflex femoral artery
  • Obturator artery