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Muscles of the pelvis (hip)

Pelvis  Origin Insertion  Action  Notes 
Gluteus maximus Posterior ilium, sacrum coccyx Femur (greater trochanter) and Iliotibial band Forceful extension of the hip, lateral rotation of extended hip, abduct hip (IT band), lower fibers (inserting on trochanter) adduct hip,
External rotation
stabilizes knee
 
 
 

 

Gluteus medius        
Gluteus minimus        
Tensor fascia latae        
Psoas major        
Iliacus        
Piriformis        
 Deep lateral rotators
(Superior and Inferior Gemelli, Obturator Internus and Externus, Quadratus femoris)
       

 
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