I’m trying to figure out not only what this feature is, but also its morphology. I’m talking about the slight protrusion that that appears to occur at the pubic tubercle, or perhapse the anterior section of the ischium, I’m not sure, and then dissapear into the greater mass of the inner thigh. I can’t tell if it reaches the sartorius in any of the actual photo references I have seen.
Some anatomy books, this seems to be the Adductor Longus, in others it is illustrated as the gracillis. In some cases it appears to be a triangluar tendon from an entirely different muscle, set between the gracilis and Adductor Longus. I do not think it is the adductor magnus, though in many illustrations this muscle does show through as a triangular wedge between the longus and gracillis. The feature I speak of appears to be different.
It’s very noticible during abduction of the leg, yet it seems as though this anatomical feature just gets glanced over (no jokes, please) by any texts on the subject.
I’ve looked at countless anatomy books and just about every online resource I can find, but so far have found nothing conclusive.
I’d appreciate it if someone could help me out, though I wouldn’t be surprised if everyone else gets stumped as well.
Thanks in advance.