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Gluteus minimus muscle

The gluteus minimus and gluteus medius muscles are two muscles of the more superficial group in the gluteal region.

Summary
  • origin:
    • gluteal surface of the ilium between the middle and inferior gluteal lines
  • insertion:
    • anterior surface of the greater trochanter of femur
  • action:
    • 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:
  • innervation:
  • antagonist:
    • Lateral rotator group

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