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Muscle Type
Origin Upper two-thirds of the iliac fossa
Insertion Base of the lesser trochanter of femur
Action Flexes and rotates medially thigh
Antagonists Gluteus Maximus
Spinal innervation L2, L3
Peripheral Innervation Femoral Nerve
Vasculature Medial femoral circumflex artery, iliac branch of iliolumbar artery

Lesion Effect

Loss of pelvic swing on walking.