Bassett Collection of Stereoscopic Images of Human Anatomy

Exploration of gluteal region and hip

Relation of gluteus minimus to capsule of hip joint; nerve to hip joint

Image #180-7

KEYWORDS: Bones joints cartilage, Muscles and tendons, Peripheral nervous system.

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Exploration of gluteal region and hip
Relation of gluteus minimus to capsule of hip joint; nerve to hip joint
The gluteus minimus has been reflected downward to reveal the capsule of the hip joint. A branch of the superior gluteal nerve to the capsule is stretched around the retracted muscle.
1 . Area of origin of Gluteus maximus muscle
2 . Area of origin of Gluteus medius muscle
3 . Superior gluteal artery
4 . Location of Anterior gluteal line
5 . Area of origin of Gluteus minimus muscle
6 . Acetabular margin (visible through capsule of hip joint)
7 . Reflected head of origin of Rectus femoris muscle
8 . Upper pointer: Branch of Superior gluteal nerve to hip joint capsule Lower pointer: Hip articular capsule
9 . Gluteus minimus muscle (reflected)
10 . Iliotibial tract (covering tensor fasciae latae muscle)
11 . Posterior inferior iliac spine
12 . Margin of Greater sciatic foramen
13 . Inferior gluteal artery
14 . Sacrotuberous ligament
15 . Piriform muscle (divided)
16 . Upper pointer: Obturator internus muscle Lower pointer: Sciatic nerve
17 . Ischial tuberosity
18 . Biceps femoris muscle (origin of long head)
19 . Quadratus femoris muscle
20 . Nerve to tensor fasciae latae muscle (cut off)
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