Nerve to quadratus femoris

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Nerve to quadratus femoris
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Details
Latin Nervus musculi quadrati femoris
From
sacral plexus (L4-L5)
Innervates Quadratus femoris, Inferior gemellus
Identifiers
Gray's p.957
Dorlands
/Elsevier
n_05/12566221
TA A14.2.07.030
FMA 78705
Anatomical terms of neuroanatomy

The nerve to quadratus femoris is a nerve that provides innervation to the quadratus femoris and gemellus inferior muscles.

Course[edit]

The nerve to quadratus femoris is a sacral plexus nerve. It arises from the ventral divisions of the fourth and fifth lumbar and first sacral nerves: it leaves the pelvis through the greater sciatic foramen, below the piriformis muscle, and runs down in front of the sciatic nerve, the superior and inferior gemellus muscles, and the tendon of the obturator internus, and enters the anterior surfaces of the muscles; it gives an articular branch to the hip-joint.

References[edit]

This article incorporates text in the public domain from the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)