Gluteus Maximus Muscle Flashcards

Flashcards are a great way to memorise information about the gluteus maximus muscle. Test your knowledge of anatomy using the gluteus maximus flashcards below.

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Origin (Bone)

Posterior gluteal line of ilium, posterior surface of sacrum & coccyx

Origin (Other)

Sacrotuberous ligament & thoracolumbar fascia


Gluteal tuberosity of the femur and iliotibial band


  • Hip extension
  • Hip lateral rotation
  • Hip abduction (superior muscle part)
  • Hip adduction (inferior muscle part)


  • Inferior gluteal nerve (L4, L5, S1, S2)

Blood Supply

  • Superior and inferior gluteal arteries

Would you like to learn more about the gluteus maximus muscle? Then check out the gluteus maximus muscle article and video by clicking the link below:
Gluteus Maximus Muscle Anatomy

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