Adductor hiatus

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Adductor hiatus
The arteries of the gluteal and posterior femoral regions. (Adductor hiatus is not labeled, but popliteal artery is visible at bottom center.)
Latin hiatus adductorius
Dorlands/Elsevier h_11/12421926

The adductor hiatus is the termination of the adductor canal at the knee, in the adductor magnus.

The femoral artery and femoral vein pass through the hiatus in adductor magnus. After they do, they are called the popliteal artery and popliteal vein.[1]


  1. SUNY Labs 12:08-0100 - "Anterior and Medial Thigh Region: Structures of the Adductor Canal"

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