Exploration of gluteal region and hip

Insertion of gluteus maximus and tensor fasciae latae into iliotibial tract, right lateral view

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Exploration of gluteal region and hip
Insertion of gluteus maximus and tensor fasciae latae into iliotibial tract, right lateral view
In this dissection the fascia covering the gluteus maximus and that over the tensor fasciae latae has been cut away to illustrate the manner in which these two muscles converge toward their insertions into the iliotibial tract (4) of the fascia lata. Fascia lata has been removed elsewhere from the thigh.
1 . Gluteus medius muscle (covered by fascia lata)
2 . Fascia lata
3 . Gluteus maximus muscle
4 . Iliotibial tract
5 . Biceps femoris muscle
6 . Iliac crest
7 . Sartorius muscle
8 . Tensor fasciae latae muscle (exposed by removing fascia lata)
9 . Rectus femoris muscle
10 . Vastus lateralis muscle