Gluteus medius - Musculus gluteus [glutaeus] medius

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General terms > Myology > Muscles of pelvic limb > Gluteus medius

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Origin: Gluteal surface of the ilium, the iliac crest and from both angles of the ilium.

Insertion: Greater trochanter of the femur.

Action: Extension of the hip joint.

Nerve: Gluteus cranialis.

Text by Antoine Micheau, MD - Copyright IMAIOS


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