Gluteus maximus muscle

What is Gluteus maximus muscle?

Gluteus maximus muscle meaning Muscle involved in moving the femur. It originates in the ilium, sacrum, and coccyx and inserts into the fascia lata and gluteal ridge. Its main function is extending and rotating the thigh laterally.Other muscles involved in moving the femur are:Abductor brevisAdductor longus Adductor mangus Gluteus mediusGluteus minimusIliacusObturator externusPectineusPsoas majorPsoas minorTensor fascia lata

 

reference: national Cancer Institute – Glossary for Registrars

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