Where Is the Pectineus?
Located in the front of the groin into the leg on the inside quite high.
What are the symptoms of a Pectineus tear or strain?
Pain in the inner groin at the front. Pain in the groin when lifting the leg forward when walking.
What is The Function of the Pectineus?
The pectineus muscle helps lifts the leg upwards (flexes) Draws the leg inwards (adducts)
The Pectineus also helps to stabilize the leg preventing it from externally rotating when the leg is flexed at the hip.
Origin and Insertion of Pectineus
Pectineal line of the pubic bone.
Pectineal line of the femur
The pectineus muscle is the most anterior adductor muscle (Pull leg inwards).