iliacus muscle


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il·i·a·cus mus·cle

(il-ī'ă-kŭs mŭs'ĕl)
Origin, iliac fossa; insertion, tendon of psoas, anterior surface of lesser trochanter, and capsule of hip joint; action, flexes thigh and rotates it medially; nerve supply, lumbar plexus.
Synonym(s): musculus iliacus [TA] , iliac muscle.

iliacus muscle

Thigh muscle. Origin: iliac fossa. Insertion: lesser trochanter of femur, psoas major tendon. Nerve: femoral (L2-L3). Action: flexes thigh.
See also: muscle
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These nerves innervate iliacus muscle as detailed in previous section.
As illustrated above, this nerve innervate the upper part of iliacus muscle.
Femoral neuropathy due to iliacus muscle hematoma in a patient on warfarin therapy.
(6,7) In the presence of pain upon passive extension of the hip and a palpable mass and/or swelling of the iliacus muscle, hematoma must be considered.
Acute femoral neuropathy secondary to an iliacus muscle hematoma.
IG= inguinal ligament, F= femoral nerve, IM= iliacus muscle, I= iliac crest, L=lateral cutaneous nerve of thigh, VL= nerve to vastus lateralis, VI= nerve to vastus intermedius, VM= nerve to vastus medialis, S= saphenous nerve, IC= intermediate cutaneous nerve of thigh and MC= medial cutaneous nerve of thigh.
A needle (white arrow) can be inserted close to the anterior superior iliac spine and advanced between the psoas major and iliacus muscles. A first injection of local anesthetic into the retropsoas subcompartment will spread to the femoral nerve (red arrow) and the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve (green arrow).
Heterogenously enhancing mass extending from right pararenal space into right psoas and iliacus muscles. B: Chest computed tomography scan with intravenous contrast (axial view).
The other four veins were about 1 mm each in diameter and they united to form two veins in front of the lower part of the right psoas and iliacus muscles (about 2 cm above the deep inguinal ring) and the two veins united to form upper testicular vein, 4 cm above the deep inguinal ring.
Areas treated during the massage were her feet, posterior legs, gluteals, back, shoulders, neck and hip regions into the psoas and iliacus muscles.