Adductor Canal

INTRODUCTION:
  • The adductor canal (Hunter’s canal, subsartorial canal) is a narrow conical tunnel located in the thigh.
  • It is 15cm long, extending from the apex of the femoral triangle to the adductor hiatus of the adductor magnus.
  • The canal serves as a passageway from structures moving between the anterior thigh and posterior leg.
BORDERS:
  • The adductor canal is bordered by muscular structures:
  • Anterior: Sartorius.
  • Lateral: Vastus medialis.
  • Posterior: Adductor longus and adductor magnus.
  • The apex of the adductor canal is marked by the adductor hiatus – a gap between the adductor and hamstring attachments of the adductor magnus.
CONTENTS:
  • The adductor canal serves as a passageway from structures moving between the anterior thigh and posterior leg.
  • It contains the femoral artery, femoral vein, nerve to the vastus medialis and the saphenous nerve (the largest cutaneous branch of the femoral nerve).
  • As the femoral artery and vein exit the canal, they become the popliteal artery and vein respectively.
Exam Question
  • Adductor canal contains the femoral artery, femoral vein, nerve to the vastus medialis and the saphenous nerve .
  • Adductor canal is located in thighs

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