Quadratus femoris muscle
|Quadratus femoris muscle|
|The quadratus femoris and nearby muscles|
|Muscles of the gluteal and posterior femoral regions with quadratus femoris muscle highlighted|
|Latin||musculus quadratus femoris|
|Gray's||subject #128 477|
|Artery:||Inferior gluteal artery|
|Nerve:||Nerve to quadratus femoris (L4-S1)|
|Action:||lateral rotation of thigh|
The quadratus femoris is a flat, quadrilateral muscle, between the gemellus inferior and the upper margin of the adductor magnus; it is separated from the latter by the terminal branches of the medial femoral circumflex vessels.
It arises from the upper part of the external border of the tuberosity of the ischium, and is inserted into the upper part of the linea quadrata—that is, the line which extends vertically downward from the intertrochanteric crest.
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