Gluteus Maximus

Nov 11, 2021 | Muscle


Outer surface of ilium behind posterior gluteal line, adjacent posterior surface of sacrum and coccyx, sacrotuberous ligament, aponeurosis of erector spinae (sacrospinalis)


Iliotibial tract of fascia lata, gluteal tuberosity of femur


Upper part—abducts, laterally rotates thigh Lower part—extends, laterally rotates thigh, extends trunk, assists in adduction of thigh


Inferior gluteal nerve (L5, S1, S2)


This is not a postural muscle; it is not used in walking but only in forceful extension, as in running, climbing, or rising from a seated position.

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