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Origin Anterior surface of lateral process of sacrum and gluteal surface of ilium at the margin of the greater sciatic notch 
Insertion Superior border of greater trochanter
Action Lateral rotator of the hip joint; also helps abduct the hip if it is flexed
Innervation Piriformis nerve (L5, S1, S2) (L5, S1, S2)
Arterial Supply Superior and inferior gluteal and internal pudendal arteries





 
 

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Questions (2)

(OBQ07.16) The inferior and superior gluteal nerves are designated as such based on their relationship to what structure? Review Topic

QID: 677
1

The gluteus maximus

3%

(62/2149)

2

The gluteus minimus

4%

(94/2149)

3

The piriformis muscle

74%

(1586/2149)

4

The sciatic nerve

3%

(70/2149)

5

The sacrospinous ligament

15%

(317/2149)

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PREFERRED RESPONSE 3

(OBQ11.258) Which of the following muscles originates from the ventral surface of the sacrum? Review Topic

QID: 3681
1

Obturator internus

18%

(380/2094)

2

Obturator externus

5%

(101/2094)

3

Quadratus femoris

5%

(96/2094)

4

Piriformis

69%

(1450/2094)

5

Superior gemellus

3%

(56/2094)

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