Action Review For Gluteus Medius Muscles
Gluteus Medius Hip Abduction is its action described as:
Abduction and Medial rotation of femur at hip, alternate side contractions in walking. Paralysis of this muscle results in a limp often referred to as a "gluteus medius limp". Stabilizes pelvis on same side when standing on one leg.
SYNERGISTS: assist in performing the action of hip Abduction
Fixators and Stabilizers: These muscles maintain dynamic control to allow for Abduction of the hip.
Antagonists: Muscles that perform the opposite action to the agonist in this case Gluteus Medius & Hip Abduction
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References & Resources for the muscle anatomy information are:
Sieg and Adams: "Illustrated Essentials of Musculoskeletal Anatomy", 4th edition, 2002, Megabooks Inc,
Muscolino J E: The Muscular System Manual, The Skeletal Muscles of the Human Body, ed 3, 2009,
University of Michigan Medical School: Muscle Tables & Illustrations
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