Gracilis

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Other Names

  • Inner Thigh
  • Hip Adductor

Heads

  • Gracilis

Movement

Hip

Knee

Attachments

Origin

  • Pubis
    • Body
    • Inferior Ramus

Insertion

  • Tibia (Superior)
    • Medial surface

Related Muscles

Comments

The biarticulate gracilis enters passive insufficiency through the completion of knee extension when the hips are more abducted or through the completion of hip abduction when the knees are more extended. The biarticulate gracilis enters active insufficiency through the completion of knee flexion when the hips are more adducted (hamstrings become more active) or through the completion of hip adduction when the knees are more flexed (other hip adductors become more active).

 Gracilis

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