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Adductor canal (Subsartorial/Hunter's canal)

*The adductor canal (Subsartorial/Hunter’s canal) is an aponeurotic tunnel in the middle third of the thigh, extending from the apex of the femoral triangle to the opening in the Adductor magnus, the Adductor hiatus.

*It courses between the anterior compartment of thigh and the medial compartment of thigh, and has the following boundaries:

1. anterolaterally - the Vastus medialis.
2. posterior - the Adductor longus. It is covered in by a strong aponeurosis which extends from the Vastus medialis, across the femoral vessels to the Adductor longus and magnus.

Lying on the aponeurosis is the Sartorius muscle.

*The canal contains the femoral artery, femoral vein, and branches of the femoral nerve (specifically, the saphenous nerve, and the nerve to the Vastus medialis).

*Named after JOHN HUNTER.

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