superior gemellus muscle

(redirected from Gemellus superior)

su·pe·ri·or ge·mel·lus mus·cle

(sŭ-pēr'ē-ŏr jĕ-mel'ŭs mŭs'ĕl)
Origin, ischial spine and margin of lesser sciatic notch; insertion, tendon of musculus obturator internus; action, rotates thigh laterally; nerve supply, sacral plexus.
Synonym(s): musculus gemellus superior.
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The gluteals (maximus, medius, and minimus) and the "deep six" muscles of the hip (piriformis, quadratus femoris, obturator internus, obturator externus, gemellus superior, and gemellus inferior) serve to flex, extend, abduct, adduct, and medially or laterally rotate the hip.