Gluteus superficialis - Musculus gluteus [glutaeus] superficialis

Anatomical hierarchy

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



Origin: Gluteal fascia, tuber sacrale, caudal fascia, lateral border of the sacrum, first caudal vertebra, and half of the proximal part of the sacrotuberous ligament.

Insertion: Trochanter tertius of the femur.

Action: Extension of the hip joint.

Nerve: Gluteus caudalis.

Text by Antoine Micheau, MD - Copyright IMAIOS


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