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Gluteus Medius

Last updated on Saturday, June 20 2009 by blondarb

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Muscle Name: gluteus medius

AKA: musculus gluteus medius

Abbreviation: GMED

Spinal Nerve Roots:
    L4
    L5
    S1
Plexus:
    lumbosacral plexus

Named Nerves:
    superior gluteal nerve

Proximal Attachment:  The gluteal surface of the ilium, deep to the gluteus maximus.

Distal Attachment:  The greater trochanter of the femur.

Action: Abducts the hip, possibly some external rotation of the thigh.

Needle Insertion: Approximately 3 centimeters distal to the midpoint of the crest of the ilium.

Activation for EMG:  Have the patient abduct their thigh.

Pitfalls: 

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