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GLUTEUS MAXIMUS

Gluteus Maximus muscle

Origin of Gluteus Maximus

Posterior aspect of dorsal ilium posterior to posterior gluteal line, posterior superior iliac crest, posterior inferior aspect of sacrum and coccyx, and sacrotuberous ligament.

Insertion of Gluteus Maximus

Primarily in fascia lata at the iliotibial band; also into the gluteal tuberosity on posterior femoral surface.

Muscle Action/Function of Gluteus Maximus

Major extensor of hip joint, assists in laterally rotating the thigh; upper and middle third section of the muscle are abductors.

Arterial (Blood) Supply of Gluteus Maximus

Inferior and superior gluteal arteries and the first perforating branch of the profunda femoris artery.
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Gluteus Maximus Muscle

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