Gluteus Medius

Gluteus Medius

Other Names

  • Hip
  • Hip Abductor

Heads

  1. Anterior Fibers
  2. Posterior Fibers

Also see

Movement

Hip

Attachments

Origin

  • Ilium
    • External Surface just below crest
      • Anterior [1]
      • Posterior [2]

Insertion

  • Femur
    • Greater Trochanter
      • Posterior and Lateral Surface [1, 2]

Comments

Steadies pelvis so it does not sag when opposite side is not supported with leg. See Hip Abductor weakness.


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