Obturator Internus Muscle Flashcards

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

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Pelvic surfaces ilium/ischium & obturator membrane


Medial surface of greater trochanter (trochanteric fossa)


  • Laterally rotates the hip joint
  • Stabilises the hip joint
  • Assists with abduction of the hip when flexed


Nerve to obturator internus (L5 & S1)

Blood Supply

  • Obturator Artery
  • Inferior Gluteal Artery
  • Pudendal Artery
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Would you like to learn more about the obturator internus muscle? Then check out the obturator internus muscle article and video by clicking the link below:
Obturator Internus Muscle Anatomy

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