Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

Overview Incidence Symptoms Evaluation similar conditions Treatment specialist Home Care pain control using a cane using crutches warning signs Prevention Outlook Underlying Cause Anatomy

Groin Strain Anatomy

To better understand groin strain, it helps to understand the anatomy of the inguinal area.

The groin is the region of the body where the thigh meets the abdomen. The three major muscles in the groin include:

  • Iliopsoas:
    • The large muscle that flexes the hip
  • Rectus femoris:
    • Moves the leg toward the opposite leg
  • Sartorius muscle:
    • Rotates the leg at the hip

Last Updated: Nov 3, 2008 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
Copyright DSHI Systems, Inc. Powered by: FreeMD - Your Virtual Doctor

PubMed Groin Strain References
  1. Emery CA, Meeuwisse WH, Powell JW. Groin and abdominal strain injuries in the National Hockey League. Clin J Sport Med. 1999 Jul;9(3):151-6. [10512343]
  2. Morelli V, Weaver V. Groin injuries and groin pain in athletes: part 1. Prim Care. 2005 Mar;32(1):163-83. [15831317]
  3. Verrall GM, Hamilton IA, Slavotinek JP, Oakeshott RD, Spriggins AJ, Barnes PG, Fon GT. Hip joint range of motion reduction in sports-related chronic groin injury diagnosed as pubic bone stress injury. J Sci Med Sport. 2005 Mar;8(1):77-84. [15887904]
FreeMD is provided for information purposes only and should not be used as a substitute for evaluation and treatment by a physician. Please review our terms of use.