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Anatomy-Lower Limb


1. Enters the thigh midway b/w the ASIS and pubic symphysis, just medial to the deep inguinal ring.
2. Here it lies on the psoas major which separates it from the capsule of the hip joint.
3. It emerges from the femoral sheath to disappear beneath the sartorius into the adductor canal.
4. Gives off profunda femoris + 4 small branches.
5. Surface marking - from the midpoint b/w ASIS & pubic symphysis, along the upper 2/3 of a line to the adductor tubercle.
6. At all levels in the thigh it lies b/w the saphenous nerve and femoral vein.


1. Mcminn. (2003). Last's Anatomy. Elsevier Australia. ISBN:0729537528. Read it at Google Books - Find it at Amazon
2. Netter, F. H. (2019). Atlas of human anatomy. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier.
3. Image: Dr. Johannes Sobotta [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons [Accessed 7 Apr. 2019].

Ⓒ A. Manickam 2018

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