gluteus maximus


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gluteus maximus

(măk′sə-məs)
n. pl. glutei maximi (măk′sə-mī′)
The largest and outermost of the gluteal muscles.

gluteus maximus

The largest of the three flat buttock or rump muscles. The gluteal muscles arise from the back of the pelvis and are inserted into the back of the upper part of the thigh bone (femur). They straighten (extend) the hip joint in rising from a stooping position and in running, climbing and going upstairs.
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Collectively, the above results show that, in order to target and activate gluteus maximus, a full squat should be performed with a wider stance and with higher loads (McCaw and Melrose, 1999).
Anal sphincter reconstruction with the gluteus maximus muscle: anatomic and physiologic considerations concerning conventional and dynamic gluteoplsty.
Similarly ipsilateral thickness was less than opposite side the difference was statistically significantly different from opposite (p-value <0.001) The mean (SD) of the resting thickness of the Latissimus dorsi and Gluteus Maximus between the ipsilateral side and contra lateral side of dysfunction are shown in the Table-II.
(2018) presented that the muscle excitation sequence during the BHT exercise is the gluteus maximus, gluteus medius, biceps femoris, semitendinosus, vastus lateralis, vastus medialis, and rectus femoris.
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.
The gluteus maximus is innervated by the inferior gluteal nerve (L5, S1, and S2).
There were significant increases in T2 signal intensity post-intervention for the gluteus maximus, and throughout the muscle portion (proximal, medial, and distal) of the vastus lateralis and rectus femoris muscles.
(5) In the initial description by Holm, gluteus maximus myocutaneous flaps were used to reconstruct the perineal wound.
The first contains the gluteus maximus, the second the gluteus medius and minimus, and the third the tensor fascia lata [4].
Muscle strengthening exercises include working the larger muscles, such as the abductor (external hip rotator) and gluteus maximus and minimus (buttocks).
During the midstance phase of the gait cycle, contraction of the tensor fascia latae and gluteus maximus muscles create a compressive force that is transmitted through the length of the entire femur that prevents it from bending with the application of ground-reactive forces during midstance.