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Gluteus medius

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Origin Dorsal ilium inferior to iliac crest
Insertion Lateral and superior surfaces of greater trochanter
Action Major abductor of thigh; anterior fibers help to rotate hip medially; posterior fibers help to rotate hip laterally
Innervation Superior gluteal nerve (L4, L5, S1) (L4, L5, S1)
Arterial Supply Superior gluteal artery


Relevant Approaches Lateral Approach to Hip topic
Clinical conditions Trendelenberg Gait 
Physical exam Trendelenberg Sign  



 

 

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(OBQ13.242) A 32-year-old man undergoes a proximal femoral replacement as part of his care for a sarcoma of the proximal femur. Three-months postoperatively, he returns for a routine follow-up office visit. Which physical exam finding would most likely be positive? Tested Concept

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Flexion, adduction and internal rotation test

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Patrick test

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Thomas test

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