Hip articles

Long Rotators

General information Long rotators are a group of six skeletal muscles found within the pelvic region. Literal meaning Obturator externus – to stop up outward Obturator internus – to stop up within Superior gemellus – the...

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Ischiocavernosus

General information Ischiocavernosus is a perineal muscle situated in the perineal space superficially within the urogenital triangle. Along with the bulbospongiosus and superficial transverse perineal muscles, it makes up the superficial...

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Inferior Gemellus

General information Inferior gemellus is a hip joint muscle in the deep hip rotator group. Literal meaning The lower little twin muscle. Interesting information Inferior gemellus is situated in the pelvic region between obturator externus...

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Iliacus

General information Iliacus is a hip joint muscle in the hip flexor group. Literal meaning The muscle of the groin. Interesting information The iliacus is a large, flat and triangular shaped muscle that fills the iliac fossa in the pelvis....

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Iliococcygeus

General information The Iliococcygeus is generally a thin muscle which, along with the pubococcygeus makes up the levator ani muscle. Literal meaning Iliococcygeus comes from the word iliacus, which is the medieval Latin term for the hip...

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Gluteus Maximus

General information The gluteus maximus is the most superficial of the three gluteal muscles and forms the bulk of the gluteal region. The gluteal hip muscles group is made up of the gluteus maximum, gluteus medius, gluteus minimus and...

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Gluteus Medius

General information Gluteus medius is a large, broad, fan-shaped muscle situated posteriorly in the hip. It makes up the gluteal region muscles, along with the gluteus maximus, gluteus minimus and tensor fasciae latae muscles. Literal...

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Gracilis

General information Gracilis muscle is a long and slender muscle situated in the medial thigh. Along with the adductor longus, adductor brevis, adductor magnus and pectineus muscles, they make up the thigh adductors group. Literal meaning...

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Gluteus Minimus

General information The gluteus minimus is a small triangular muscle situated in the posterior hip, deep to the other gluteal muscles, the gluteus maximus, gluteus medius and tensor fasciae latae. Literal meaning The smallest muscle of the...

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Biceps Femoris

General information The Biceps femoris is a long muscle in the thigh, located in the posterior region. It is part of the hamstrings, along with the semitendinosus and semimembranosus muscles. Literal meaning Two headed muscles on the femur....

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Adductor Longus

General information The adductor longus is located on the inside of each thigh. Literal meaning A long muscle (of the thigh) that adducts (draws the leg towards the midline).  Interesting information This group of muscles is located on...

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Adductor Magnus

General information The adductor magnus is the largest muscle of the groin region and is located on the medial side of the thigh. It is triangular in shape and primarily made up of two portions (heads): the adductor portion and the...

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