Gluteus Minimus

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Gluteus Minimus
Muscle Type
Origin From area in between the anterior gluteal line and inferior gluteal line of Gluteal surface ilium, under gluteus medius.
Insertion Greater trochanter of the femur
Action Works in concert with gluteus medius: abduction of the hip; preventing adduction of the hip. Medial rotation of thigh.
Synergists Gluteus Medius, Tensor Fascia Lata, Gluteus Maximus
Antagonists Lateral Rotator Group
Spinal innervation L4, L5, S1
Peripheral Innervation Superior gluteal nerve
Vasculature superior gluteal artery