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GLUTEAL MUSCLES-GLUTEUS MAXIMUS

Anatomy-Lower Limb

GLUTEAL MUSCLES-GLUTEUS MAXIMUS

1. O: gluteal surface of the ileum (behind posterior gluteal line) + lateral mass of sacrum (below articular surface) + sacrotuberous ligament + lumbar fascia.
2. I: most fibers - insert into iliotibial band that inserts into lateral tibial condyle; deep fibers - insert into the gluteal tuberosity of the femur.
3. NS: inferior gluteal n.
4. A: extends + abducts + externally rotates the thigh.


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REFERENCES

1. Mcminn. (2003). Last's Anatomy. Elsevier Australia. ISBN:0729537528. Read it at Google Books - Find it at Amazon
2. Netter, F. H. (2019). Atlas of human anatomy. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier.
3. Image: Dr. Johannes Sobotta [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons [Accessed 7 Apr. 2019].

Ⓒ A. Manickam 2018

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