An abductor is a muscle which, when contracted, causes the limb to abduct.

 

Function of the hip abductors

The abductor muscles of the hip keep the pelvis steady when a person puts their weight on one leg.

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Hip external rotation & abduction

Hip exercises to strengthen and balance the lower limb musculature.

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CLINICAL PUBLICATIONS

Isometric strength of the hip abductors and external rotators in athletes with and without patellar tendinopathy. Zhang ZJ, Lee WC, Ng GYF and Fu SN. Eur J Appl Physiol. 2018 Aug;118(8):1635-1640. doi: 10.1007/s00421-018-3896-x. Epub 2018 May 26.


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