Updated: 2/12/2018

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




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