Updated: 10/19/2017

Gluteus maximus

Topic
Review Topic
0
0
Videos
1
https://upload.orthobullets.com/topic/10061/images/gluteus maximus.jpg

Origin Posterior aspect of dorsal ilium posterior to posterior gluteal line, posterior superior iliac crest, posterior inferior aspect of sacrum and coccyx, and sacrotuberous ligament
Insertion Primarily in fascia lata at the iliotibial band; also into the gluteal tuberosity on posterior femoral surface
Action Major extensor of hip joint, assists in laterally rotating the thigh; upper and middle third section of the muscle are abductors
Innervation Inferior gluteal nerve (L5, S1, S2) (L5, S1, S2)
Arterial Supply Inferior and superior gluteal arteries and the first perforating branch of the profunda femoris artery




 

 

 

Please rate topic.

Average 4.8 of 5 Ratings

Thank you for rating! Please vote below and help us build the most advanced adaptive learning platform in medicine

The complexity of this topic is appropriate for?
How important is this topic for board examinations?
How important is this topic for clinical practice?
VIDEOS (1)
Topic COMMENTS (2)
Private Note