Obturator externus muscle

What is Obturator externus muscle?

Obturator externus muscle meaning Muscle involved in moving the femur. It originates in the ischium, and ischiopubic ramus and inserts into the femur. Its main function is rotating the thigh laterally.Other muscles involved in moving the femur are:Abductor brevisAdductor longus Adductor mangus Gluteus maximusGluteus mediusGluteus minimusIliacusPectineusPsoas majorPsoas minorTensor fascia lata

 

reference: national Cancer Institute – Glossary for Registrars

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