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Superior Gluteal Nerve

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Muscles Innervated

Spinal Levels

  • L4 - S1 lumbosacral nerve roots

Anatomic Course

  • The nerve runs between the gluteus medius and minimus

Clinical Significance

  • Injury to this nerve can occur during hip surgery
  • can be injured when these muscles are split to approach the hip
  • Leading to weakness in hip abduction/ Trendelenburg gait

See Also

Created by:
John Kiel on 2 July 2019 23:40:29
Last edited:
2 July 2019 23:44:38
Anatomy | Hip