Gluteus Medius

Diagram of posterior muscles.

The gluteus medius muscles are a pair of muscles located in the buttocks and responsible for the movement of the thighs.

Origin, Insertion and Actions of the Gluteus Medius muscle:

Points of Origin:
  • Upper posterior surface of the ilium bone
Points of Insertion:
  • Lateral surface of the greater trochanter (at the top) of the femur bone
Action(s):

The gluteus medius muscle is labelled on our diagram of human posterior muscles.

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