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Gluteus Medius

Gluteus Medius

 Articulations :

 Action :

  • Major abductor of hip.
  • Anterior fibers help to rotate hip medially.
  • Transversely abducts hip
  • Anterior fibers help internally rotate hip
  • Posterior fibers help externally rotate hip

Origin :

  • Dorsal ilium inferior to iliac crest.

Insertion :

  • Lateral and superior surfaces of greater trochanter.

Innervation :

  • Superior gluteal nerve (L4, L5, S1).

Arterial Supply :

  • Superior gluteal artery

Depth :

  • Superficial
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