Inferior gemellus muscle

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Inferior gemellus muscle
Posterior Hip Muscles 1.PNG
The inferior gemellus and nearby muscles
Inferior gemellus muscle.PNG
Muscles of the gluteal and posterior femoral regions with inferior gemellus muscle highlighted.
Latin musculus gemellus inferior
Gray's p.477
Origin Ischial tuberosity
Insertion Obturator internus tendon
Artery Inferior gluteal artery
Nerve Nerve to quadratus femoris (L4-S1)
Actions Rotates laterally thigh
TA A04.7.02.014
FMA FMA:22320
Anatomical terms of muscle

The inferior gemellus muscle is a muscle of the human body. The Gemelli are two small muscular fasciculi, accessories to the tendon of the Obturator internus which is received into a groove between them.

The Gemellus inferior arises from the upper part of the tuberosity of the ischium, immediately below the groove for the Obturator internus tendon. It blends with the lower part of the tendon of the Obturator internus, and is inserted with it into the medial surface of the greater trochanter. Rarely absent.

See also[edit]

Superior gemellus muscle

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This article incorporates text from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy.