Anterior gluteal line

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Anterior gluteal line
Right hip bone. External surface. (Anterior gluteal line is the third red line from the top.)
Latin Linea glutaea anterior
TA A02.5.01.117
FMA 16922
Anatomical terms of bone

The anterior gluteal line (middle curved line) refers to bony line on the hip bone. It is the longest of the three gluteal lines, begins at the crest, about 4 cm. behind its anterior extremity, and, taking a curved direction downward and backward, ends at the upper part of the greater sciatic notch.

The space between the anterior and posterior gluteal lines and the crest is concave, and gives origin to the gluteus medius muscle.

Near the middle of this line a nutrient foramen is often seen.

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