Exploration of gluteal region and hip

Gluteus minimus muscle; superior gluteal vessels and nerve

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Exploration of gluteal region and hip
Gluteus minimus muscle; superior gluteal vessels and nerve
Detachment of the gluteus medius from its origin above the anterior gluteal line (7) has permitted it to be reflected downward. Connective tissue has been removed from the underlying muscle, vessels and nerves.
1 . Gluteus minimus muscle
2 . Tubercle of iliac crest
3 . Nerve to tensor fasciae latae muscle (nerve passes through gluteus minimus)
4 . Aponeurosis (fascia lata) enclosing tensor fasciae latae muscle
5 . Trochanteric bursa of gluteus maximus
6 . Area of origin of Gluteus medius muscle
7 . Location of anterior gluteal line
8 . Location of posterior gluteal line
9 . Area of iliac origin of gluteus maximus muscle
10 . Sacral bone
11 . Posterior sacroiliac ligament
12 . Superficial branch of superior gluteal artery
13 . Superior gluteal nerve
14 . Deep branch of superior gluteal artery (upper pointer, inferior branch; lower pointer, superior branch)
15 . Gluteus medius muscle (reflected downward)