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Gluteus Minimus

Gluteus Minimus

Description

Origin :

  • Dorsal ilium between inferior and anterior gluteal lines; also from edge of greater sciatic notch.

Insertion :

  • Anterior surface of greater trochanter.

Innervation :

  • Superior gluteal nerve (L4, L5, S1).

Arterial Supply :

  • Superior gluteal artery.

Depth :

  • Superficial

Action

Action :

  • Abducts and internally rotates the hip joint during abduction.