Iliacus muscle

What is Iliacus muscle?

Iliacus muscle meaning Muscle involved in moving the femur. It originates in the last thoracic and lumbar vertebrae and inserts into the junction of the ilium and pubis. Its main function is extending and rotating thigh laterally.Other muscles involved in moving the femur areAbductor brevisAdductor longus Adductor mangus Gluteus maximusGluteus mediusGluteus minimusObturator externusPectineusPsoas majorPsoas minorTensor fascia lata

 

reference: national Cancer Institute – Glossary for Registrars

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