Gluteus Minimus Medial Hip Rotation

Gluteus Minimus Medial Hip Rotation (Internal Hip Rotation)

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Gluteus Minimus Medial Hip Rotation is its action described as

Prime Mover of Medial or Interanl Rotation of the Femur at the Hip, works with anterior fibers of the Gluteus Medius

Synergists: assist in performing the action of Medial (Interal) hip Rotation

  • Gluteus Minimus
  • Gluteus Medius (anterior fibers)
  • Tensor Fasciae Latae
  • Pectineus
  • Adductor Longus
  • Adductor Brevis
  • Adductor Magnus (horizontal fibers)
  • Semitendiosus
  • Semimembranosus

Fixators or Stabilizers:  These muscles maintain dynamic control to allow for medial or internal rotation of the hip

  • Rectus Abdominus
  • Internal and External Obliques
  • Quadratus Lumborum
  • Erector Spinae
  • Deep Rotators of the Hip

Antagonist: Muscles that perform the opposite action to the agonist in this case Gluteus Minimus & Medial (Internal) Rotation of the Hip

  • Gluteus Maximus
  • Gluteus Medius (posterior fibers)
  • Biceps Femoris (long head)
  • Adductor Magnus (posterior head)
  • Deep Rotators of the Hip
  • Sartorius

See The Medial or Internal Hip Rotators in Motion with

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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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