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Gluteus Medius

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  • Abduction of the thigh
  • Medial (internal) rotation of the thigh
  • Prevents hip drop of the contralateral side [1]
  • Similar action to that of the Gluteus Minimus


  • Superior gluteal artery


  • Superior gluteal nerve

Clinical Significance

  • Clinical Tests
    • Trendelenburg's Sign
  • Pathology
    • Gluteus Medius Tendinopathy

See Also

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Gottschalk F, Kourosh S, Leveau B. The functional anatomy of tensor fasciae latae and gluteus medius and minimus. J Anat. 1989 Oct;166:179-89.
Created by:
Connor Farrell on 3 February 2020 19:23:54
Last edited:
29 June 2020 00:19:02