Abductors such as the gluteus maximus move the limb away from the midventral line. When a cat sits the hind limb is abducted and the limb is out to the side.

Adductors such as the adductor femoris hold the limbs under the body. When a cat is standing the limbs are relatively adducted

Hip (Posterior/Dorsal view)

Hip (Medial view)

(Right limb has been removed)

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