Gracilis is another muscle which works in conjunction with the groin muscles, or adductors.

Origin

  • Lower pubic body, near the pubic symphesis

Insertion

  • Upper medial surface of the tibia (pes anserine insertion)

Actions

  • Adducts hip
  • Flexes knee
  • Internally rotates the hip when the knee is flexed

Innervation

  • Obturator nerve

Daily uses

  • Sitting with the knees pressed together

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