- Superior gemellus muscle
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Caption = The superior gemellus and nearby muscles
Caption2 = Muscles of the gluteal and posterior femoral regions. Gemellus superior muscle labeled
spine of the ischium
nerve to obturator internus(S1, S2, S3)
Rotates laterally thigh
The superior gemellus muscle is a
muscleof the human body.
The Gemelli are two small muscular
fasciculi, accessories to the tendon of the Obturator internuswhich is received into a groove between them.
The Gemellus superior, the smaller of the two, arises from the outer surface of the spine of the
ischium, blends with the upper part of the tendon of the Obturator internus, and is inserted with it into the medial surface of the greater trochanter. It is sometimes wanting.
* [http://www.ptcentral.com/muscles/musclelegs.html#superior%20gemellus PTCentral]
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