The Quantified Human Adductor Brevis -A Dimorphic Perspective on the Muscle with Variations

Gaurav Agnihotri, Navneet Kaur, Ravikant Sharma
2017 Annals of International medical and Dental Research  
Adequate anatomical knowledge of quantification characteristics with the possible variations of Adductor brevis is required for the proper performance of surgeries and reconstructions. Sports and groin injuries are common in adductor muscles. Adductor brevis is the shortest of the three adductor muscles. Surprisingly, quantification characteristics for populations are lacking. The present study quantifies the human Adductor brevis muscle in a North Indian population.It also describes variations
more » ... observed for the muscle during the study. Methods: The morphometry of adductor brevis was studied in 50 inferior extremities obtained from 25 phenol embalmed adult North Indian cadavers with known age and sex. A measurement of the length and width of aponeurosis and length of fleshy part of muscle was undertaken. Results: The mean estimates for various morphological features of adductor brevis were standardized for North Indians. The variations from the norm were observed and recorded. Rare variations like a well formed additional adductor brevis muscle having separate origin and insertion and an adductor brevis divided into two parts were observed and described. The reconstructive procedures should be performed taking into account the local population profile and variations. Conclusion: The results will aid the clinician in choosing appropriate morphometric criterion during reconstructive procedures. This will lead to better functional and aesthetic outcomes in restorative surgeries.
doi:10.21276/aimdr.2017.3.s1.12 fatcat:tfeis6ldfvb35pdljak6fthge4