Items tagged “gluteus maximus”
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The superficial gluteal muscles lie within the gluteal region posterolateral to the bony pelvis and proximal femur. From superficial to deep lie the gluteus maximus, medius and minimus. The gluteus maximus is an important muscle for hip extension and lateral rotation. Gluteus medius and minimus ...
Gluteus maximus muscle
The gluteus maximus (plural: glutei maximi) is the largest muscle in the gluteal region and overlies most of the other gluteal muscles. Summary origin gluteal surface of the ilium behind the posterior gluteal line the lumbar fascia lateral mass of sacrum sacrotuberous ligament insertion: ...
Gluteus medius muscle
The gluteus medius and gluteus minimus muscles are two muscles of the more superficial group in the gluteal region. Summary origin: gluteal surface of the ilium between the posterior and anterior gluteal line insertion: posterolateral surface of the greater trochanter of femur arterial suppl...