Superior gemellus muscle
|Superior gemellus muscle|
|The superior gemellus and nearby muscles|
|Muscles of the gluteal and posterior femoral regions. Gemellus superior muscle labeled|
|Gray's||subject #128 477|
|Origin||spine of the ischium|
|Insertion||Obturator Internus tendon|
|Nerve:||nerve to obturator internus (S1, S2, S3)|
|Action:||Rotates laterally thigh|
The Gemellus superior, the smaller of the two, arises from the outer surface of the spine of the ischium, blends with the upper part of the tendon of the Obturator internus, and is inserted with it into the medial surface of the greater trochanter. It is sometimes wanting.
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