Structures

  • Gluteus medius
  • Gluteus minimus
  • Tensor fasciae latae

MuscleActionOriginInsertionInnervationBlood supply
Gluteus medius- Hip abduction
- Hip medial rotation (anterior fibres)
- Hip lateral rotation (posterior fibres)
- Dorsal ilium inferior to iliac crest- Lateral and superior surfaces of greater trochanter- Superior gluteal nerve: L4,L5,S1- Superior gluteal artery
Gluteus minimus- Abducts Hip
- Medially rotates Hip
- Dorsal ilium between inferior and anterior gluteal lines
- Edge of greater sciatic notch
- Anterior surface of greater trochanter- Superior gluteal nerve: L4,L5,S1- Superior gluteal artery
Tensor fasciae latae- Hip abduction
- Hip medial rotation
- Hip flexion (assists)
- Stabilises Hip and knee by placing tension in illiotibial band
- Anterior superior illiac spine
- Outer Edge of illiac crest
- illiotibial band (which runs to superolateral aspect of tibia)- Superior gluteal nerve: L4,L5,S1- Superior gluteal artery
- Lateral circumflex femoral artery