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Indian Journal of Clinical Anatomy and Physiology


Morphometric measurement of adductor longus and its clinical application: A cadaveric study


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Abstract

Objectives: A profound knowledge of the anatomical organization of adductor muscle compartment is necessary to understand their functions, and to assist in the development of accurate clinical and biomechanical models. This study aims at providing appropriate morphometric measurements of adductor longus muscle.
Materials and Methods: The present study was conducted on 50 lower limbs. All limbs were fully dissected and measurements were taken with help of a steel tape.
Results: We found Adductor longus muscle in all the 50 dissected lower limbs (100%). The range of length and width of proximal aponeurosis varied from 4.1- 6.8cm and 0.8 -2.5cm respectively. The range of length of fleshy part (muscular belly) varied from 14.4 – 20.7cm. The range of length and width of distal aponeurosis varied from 9.8 – 13.9cm and 2.1 – 4.8cm respectively.
Conclusion: Our results would aid educational anatomy dissections, surgical interventions and help in management of many ailments.

Keywords: Cadaver, Adductor longus, Morphometry.

Doi No:-10.18231/2394-2126.2018.0062