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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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The goals of this study were therefore (1) to develop a patient-specific system for real-time evaluation of internal mechanical stresses in the gluteus muscle under the IT of wheelchair users, (2) to employ the system and determine differences between gluteal muscle stresses in individuals with paraplegia versus control subjects during sitting as well as explore whether these differences provide additional information to that provided by the commonly accepted interface pressure measurements, and (3) to compare stress data from this new system with conservative (non-real-time) subject-specific MRI-FE analyses for the same subject group [39] in order to validate the muscle stress evaluations.
When simplified, the bone-muscle contact region in the human buttocks may be represented as a rigid indenter, i.e., the IT, and a half-space of elastic material, the gluteus muscle (Figure 1).
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Given the presence of haemodynamic instability and the increase in the diameter of the thigh, an urgent CT scan was performed, which showed a haematoma affecting the vastus intermedius and gluteus muscles of the patient's left leg and a small image of active bleeding in the interior (Figure 1(b)).
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