External Rotators of the Hip

- Anatomy:
    - external rotators of thigh include (from superior to inferior)
           - Piriformis
           - Gemellus Superior
           - Obturator Internus
           - Gemellus Inferior
           - Obturator Externus
           - Quadratus Femoris
           - Gluteus Maximus
    - the external rotators arise from pelvic surface of sacrum & from hip bone & insert on or about greater trochanter (w/ the exception 
           of the maximus);
    - the superior and inferior gemelli join together along with the obturator internus to form the conjoined tendon;

- Management of External Rotators in THR

Original Text by Clifford R. Wheeless, III, MD.

Last updated by Data Trace Staff on Wednesday, April 11, 2012 10:25 am