Superior gemellus muscle

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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 superior gemellus muscle is a muscle of the human body.

The Gemelli are two small muscular fasciculi, accessories to the tendon of the Obturator internus which is received into a groove between them.

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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