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
  • Contributes to hip abduction


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

Blood Supply

  • Superior and inferior gluteal arteries
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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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