Gluteus maximus muscle

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Gluteus maximus
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The gluteus maximus, wi surroondin fascia. Skin kiverin aurie remuived.
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Gluteus maximus is the maist superficial muscle o the hips, here veesible at tap centre wi skin remuived frae the entire leg
Origin Gluteal surface o ilium, lumbar fascia, sacrum, sacrotuberous ligament
Insertion Gluteal tuberosity o the femur an iliotibial tract
Artery Superior an inferior gluteal arteries
Nerve Inferior gluteal nerve (L5, S1 an S2 nerve roots)
Actions Freemit rotation an extension o the hip jynt, supports the extendit knee throu the iliotibial tract, chief antigravity muscle in sittin an abduction o the hip
Antagonist Iliacus, psoas major an psoas minor
Laitin Musculus glutaeus maximus
TA A04.7.02.006
FMA 22314
Anatomical terms o muscle

The gluteus maximus (an aa kent collectively wi the gluteus medius an minimus, as the gluteal muscles, an whiles referred tae informally as the "glutes") is the main extensor muscle o the hip.