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glu·te·us max·i·mus (mus·cle)

superficial muscle of buttock; origin, ilium behind posterior gluteal line, posterior surface of sacrum and coccyx, and sacrotuberous ligament; insertion, iliotibial band of fascia lata (superficial three quarters) and gluteal ridge (deep inferior one quarter) of femur; action, extends thigh, especially from the flexed position, as in climbing stairs or rising from a sitting position; nerve supply, inferior gluteal.
Synonym(s): musculus gluteus maximus [TA]
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(glo͞o′tē-əs, glo͞o-tē′-)
n. pl. glutei (glo͞o′tē-ī′, glo͞o-tē′ī′)
Any of the three large muscles of each buttock, especially the gluteus maximus, that extend, abduct, and rotate the thigh.

glu′te·al adj.
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Table-II: The mean (SD) of the resting thickness of the latissimus dorsi, gluteus maximus, transverse abdominus and internal oblique between the ipsilateral side and contra lateral side of dysfunction.
The mean EMG activity of gluteus maximus and biceps femoris muscles varied between 55 and 105% MVIC and 40 and 85% MVIC, respectively.
The key secondary endpoint was the change in the muscle volume of the gluteus medius six months after surgery, as measured by MRI.
Fatty infiltration mainly appeared in the gluteus maximus (2.00 [1.00, 2.25]), adductor magnus (2.00 [1.00, 3.00]), long head of the biceps femoris (2.00 [1.00, 2.00]), and semimembranosus (2.00 [1.00, 3.00]) [Figure 3]c.
Greater trochanteric pain syndrome is a diverse clinical entity caused by different underlying conditions, such as trochanteric bursitis, gluteus medius/minimus tears, and iliotibial band thickening [8].
The increased dropping height also resulted in earlier activation of the iliopsoas, RF, GMed, gluteus minimus (GMin), and SOL, but latter activation of the tibialis anterior (TA).
Although severe multidirective preoperative hip joint contractures were not found clearly on medical examination, our patient's preoperative abduction was decreased, suggesting the reduction of gluteus medius extensibility.
How does strengthening of the whole group gluteus medius and minimus influence activity in other abductor muscles?
The flap was completely detached and advanced into the wound underneath the gluteus muscle.
The upper margin of the gluteus maximus muscle is thin and lies over the gluteus medius muscle.
The first contains the gluteus maximus, the second the gluteus medius and minimus, and the third the tensor fascia lata [4].