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Gluteus Minimus

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  • Lateral aspect of the ilium between the inferior and middle gluteal lines [1]
  • Deep to the gluteus medius



  • Hip abduction
  • Medial (internal) rotation of the hip
  • Works synergistically with the Gluteus Medius [2] [1]


  • Superior gluteal artery


  • Superior gluteal nerve

Clinical Significance

See Also

  1. 1.0 1.1 Lung K, Lui F. Anatomy, Abdomen and Pelvis, Superior Gluteal Nerve. [Updated 2018 Dec 9]. In: StatPearls [Internet]. Treasure Island (FL): StatPearls Publishing; 2020 Jan
  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 19:32:05
Last edited:
29 June 2020 00:18:43