Gluteus medius muscle

What is Gluteus medius muscle?

Gluteus medius muscle meaning Muscle involved in moving the femur. It originates in the ilium and inserts into the tendon on the femur. Its main function is adducting and rotating the thigh medially.Other muscles involved in moving the femur areAbductor brevisAdductor longus Adductor mangus Gluteus maximusGluteus minimusIliacusObturator externusPectineusPsoas majorPsoas minorTensor fascia lata

 

reference: national Cancer Institute – Glossary for Registrars

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