Gluteus Medius Muscle Flashcards

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

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Origin

Posterior surface of ilium (between anterior & posterior gluteal lines)

Insertion

Greater trochanter of femur (lateral & superoposterior facet)

Actions

  • Hip abduction
  • Hip medial rotation (anterior muscle fibers)
  • Hip lateral rotation (posterior muscle fibers)
  • Stabilises pelvis when standing on one leg

Innervation

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

Blood Supply

  • Superior gluteal artery

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

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