Obturator Externus Muscle Flashcards

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

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Obturator foramen & membrane


Trochanteric fossa of the greater trochanter


  • Hip lateral rotation
  • Hip stabilisation
  • Potentially assists with adduction when hip is flexed


Posterior division of obturator nerve (L3, L4)

Blood Supply

  • Anterior branch of obturator artery
  • Medial circumflex femoral artery
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Would you like to learn more about the obturator externus muscle? Then check out the obturator externus muscle article and video by clicking the link below:
Obturator Externus Muscle Anatomy

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