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Last updated on Sunday, June 21 2009 by blondarb

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Muscle Name: iliacus

AKA:  musculus iliacus

Abbreviation: IP

Spinal Nerve Roots:
    lumbar plexus

Named Nerves:
    femoral nerve

Proximal Attachment:  Iliiac fossa

Distal Attachment:  Lesser trochanter of the femur

Action: Flexion of the hip

Needle Insertion: The femoral pulse is palpated in the supine patient, the needle is inserted 2-3 centimeters lateral to the pulse just distal to the inguinal ligamen.

Activation for EMG:  Have the patient flex their hip.

Pitfalls:  Too medial insertion may lead to the femoral artery being pierced, too lateral and the sartorius is sampled.


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