gluteus medius muscle


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glu·te·us me·di·us mus·cle

(glū-tē'ŭs mē'dē-ŭs mŭs'ĕl) [TA]
Origin, ilium between anterior and posterior gluteal lines; insertion, lateral surface of greater trochanter; action, abducts and rotates thigh; nerve supply, superior gluteal.
Synonym(s): musculus gluteus medius [TA] .

gluteus medius muscle

Thigh muscle. Origin: lower half of ilium. Insertion: proximal medial tibia. Nerve: obturator (L2-L3). Action: adducts, flexes, and medially rotates thigh.
See also: muscle
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This crossover trial study demonstrates that the anti-fatigue floor mats are effective in reducing the low back pain in the visual analogue scale as a subjective measure of the low back pain, but in the objective muscle activity pattern related to the low back pain, they did not have a significant effect on gluteus medius muscle co-activation.
These investigators tried to assess various variables such as hip and torso muscles activation, lumbar spine posture, oxygenating in back extensor muscles, torso skin temperature, center of pressure center changes, strength, gluteus medius muscles activation and endurance tolerance, trunk muscles activation, and hamstring muscles tight.
* Isometric gluteus medius muscle torque is a poor predictor of frontal plane pelvic drop in running.
Two muscle biopsies were taken, one before (resting) and another after 10 months of light physical activity, when fragments of the left gluteus medius muscle were taken at depths of first 20mm and then 60mm.
For both the NADH-TR and the mATPase assay, two semi-serial cross sectional samples of 12 [micro]m thickness were obtained from the gluteus medius muscle using a cryostatd at -20 [degrees]C.
The rectus femoris and gluteus medius muscles are then retracted to expose the anterior hip capsule.
During surgery, a yellowish gluteus medius muscle was confirmed (Figure 3), and several pieces of the muscle were submitted separately for cultures and histological examinations.
The effect of foot wedging on electromyographic activity in the erector spinae and gluteus medius muscles during walking, 18:81-91.
At the beginning of the research, asymmetry of tone of gluteus medius muscles (oscillation frequency of a muscle) was 30.9 [+ or -] 5.0% while lying and 37.2 [+ or -] 7.8% while standing.
The right and left gluteus medius muscles alone contributed on average to greater than 40 percent of the controller response for internal perturbations.
If done correctly, this pose energizes and stabilizes the inner thighs and strengthens the gluteus medius muscles.
In our case, excision of the osteochondroma from the acetabular fossa was easily completed without damage to the tensor fascia latae and gluteus medius muscles using a curette, with direct inspection and complete excision secured with an arthroscope.