inferior gemellus

Inferior Gemellus:Origin, Insertion, Action & Nerve Supply

The inferior gemellus muscle attaches the upper legs to the pelvic region. This muscle facilitates the rotation of the thigh in a lateral, or outward, motion.     Origin: Posterior portions of ischial tuberosity, a bony[...]

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Dermatomes anatomy

Dermatomes and Myotomes: Upper & Lower Limb

Dermatomes A dermatome is an area of skin which is chiefly supplied by a single spinal nerve. There are 8 cervical nerves (C1 denoting an anomaly with no dermatome), 12 thoracic nerves(T1-T12), 5 lumbar nerves(L1-L5)[...]

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leg muscles anatomy

Leg Muscles:Origin, Insertion, Action & Nerve Supply

Leg muscles are divided into three compartment- Anterior compartment of the leg Lateral compartment of the leg Posterior compartment of the leg  

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Quadratus Femoris

Superior Gemellus:Origin, Insertion, Action & Nerve Supply

The gemellus superior muscle is one of the muscles of the gluteal region.The Gemellus superior arises from the outer (gluteal) surface of the spine of the ischium, blends with the upper part of the tendon[...]

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Quadratus Femoris

Quadratus Femoris:Origin, Insertion, Action & Nerve Supply

The quadratus femoris is a flat, square-shaped muscle. Located on the posterior side of the hip joint. It is the most inferior of the deep gluteal muscles, located below the Gemelli and obturator internus.It is[...]

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sartorius, pectineus, and quadriceps femoris

Thigh Muscles: Origin,Insertion,Nerve Supply & Action

The thigh muscles can be divided into three segments- 1.Anterior Compartment 2.Medial Compartment 3. Posterior Compartment

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Tensor Fasciae Lata

Tensor Fasciae Lata: Origin, Insertion, Action & Nerve Supply

The tensor fasciae lata(TFL) is a small superficial muscle of the thigh which lies towards the anterior edge of the iliac crest. It is related to the gluteus maximus in function and structure and is[...]

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Gluteus Minimus: Origin, Insertion, Action & Nerve Supply

The gluteus minimus, the shortest of the three gluteal muscles, is located immediately beneath the gluteus medius. The gluteus minimus is the deepest of the superficial gluteal muscles. It is similar in shape and function[...]

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Gluteus Medius: Origin, Insertion, Action & Nerve Supply

The gluteus medius muscle is fan-shaped and lies within to the gluteus maximus and the minimus. It is similar in shape and function to the gluteus minimus. Its posterior third is covered by the gluteus[...]

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gluteal maximus

Gluteus Maximus: Origin, Insertion, Action & Nerve Supply

The gluteus maximus is the largest of the gluteal muscles. It is the main extensor muscle of the hip. It is also the most superficial, producing the shape of the buttocks. Origin: Originates from the[...]

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