Gluteus minimus muscle
The gluteus minimus and gluteus medius muscles are two muscles of the more superficial group in the gluteal region.
- gluteal surface of the ilium between the middle and inferior gluteal lines
- anterior surface of the greater trochanter of femur
- abducts femur at hip joint
- holds pelvis secure over stance leg and prevents pelvic drop on the opposite swing side during walking
- medially rotates thigh
- arterial supply:
- Lateral rotator group
It is one of the gluteal muscles.