superior gluteal nerve


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Related to superior gluteal nerve: femoral nerve, gluteus medius, Greater sciatic foramen, Nerve to quadratus femoris, pudendal nerve, Trendelenburg gait

su·pe·ri·or glu·te·al nerve

[TA]
arises from sacral plexus, conveying fibers from the fourth and fifth lumbar and first sacral nerves, and supplies the gluteus medius and minimus and tensor fasciae latae muscles (abductors and medial rotators of the hip joint). A lesion of this nerve causes the pelvis to drop on the unsupported side when the foot is lifted off the ground (Trendelenburg sign).
Synonym(s): nervus gluteus superior [TA]

superior gluteal nerve

a nerve formed by branches of the sacral plexus that supplies muscles in the gluteal region.

su·pe·ri·or glu·te·al nerve

(sŭ-pēr'ē-ŏr glū-tē'ăl nĕrv) [TA]
Arises from sacral plexus, conveying fibers from fourth and fifth lumbar and first sacral nerves, and supplies the gluteus medius and minimus and tensor fasciae latae muscles (abductors and medial rotators of hip joint).
Synonym(s): nervus gluteus superior.

superior gluteal nerve

A nerve composed of axons from spinal nerves L4–S1. It follows the sciatic nerve out of the pelvis, and it innervates the gluteus medius, gluteus minimus, and tensor fasciae latae muscles.
See also: nerve
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