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Gluteus minimus

Other Terms: Musculus gluteus minimus, Muscle petit fessier

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Latin name

Musculus gluteus minimus

Latin muscle parts

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Group

Hip joint muscle – gluteal group

Etymology

In English, this muscle’s name is the smallest muscle of the buttocks. The term gluteus comes from the Greek gloutos meaning “buttocks.” The word minimus is Latin for “smallest.”

Origin

Between the anterior and inferior gluteal lines of the ilium.

Insertion

Ridge on the anterior and lateral surface of the greater trochanter of the femur and the capsule of the hip joint.

Action

Abductor of the hip joint (important in supporting the upright hip when opposite foot is raised off of the ground); anterior fibers rotate the hip joint medially.

Nerve supply

Superior gluteal nerve (L4, L5, and S1)

Blood supply

The superior gluteal artery, small branches from the inferior gluteal artery, and the internal pudendal artery, all from the internal iliac artery, supply the muscle. The lateral circumflex femoral artery supplies the muscle near its insertion.

Latin

Musculus gluteus minimus

French

Muscle petit fessier

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