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
Details
OriginGluteal surface o ilium, lumbar fascia, sacrum, sacrotuberous ligament
InsertionGluteal tuberosity o the femur an iliotibial tract
ArterySuperior an inferior gluteal arteries
NerveInferior gluteal nerve (L5, S1 an S2 nerve roots)
ActionsFreemit 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
AntagonistIliacus, psoas major an psoas minor
Identifiers
LaitinMusculus glutaeus maximus
TAA04.7.02.006
FMA22314
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.