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Gluteal and Hip Rotator Muscles

Obturator Externus – Functional Anatomy

Overview The obturator externus is a flat, triangular muscle that extends from the lower pelvis to the superior femur. The muscle has a superior belly and the main belly. Its name comes from its attachment to the external surface of the obturator foramen. Its counterpart, obturator internus, originates from the internal surface. It is usually …

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Iliotibial Tract and Fascia Lata – Functional Anatomy

Fascia Lata The fascia lata is the deep fascia that wraps the outer thigh. This thick fascial envelope attaches superiorly to the crest of the Ilium and inguinal ligament. The fascia continues onto the pubic rami, ischial tuberosity, sacrotuberous ligament, coccyx and sacrum. Distally, it thickens as it attaches to the proximal tibia. It offers …

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