the margin of bone immediately around the medial side of the obturator foramen, from the rami of the pubis and the inferior ramus of the ischium;
Insertion: posterior aspect of the greater trochanter;
Action: External Rotation of femur at the hip; (see external rotators)
Synergists: Periformis, Gemellus Superior, Gemellus Inferior, Obturator Internus, Quadratus Femoris;
Nerve Supply: Sacral plexus, L5, S1, S2; (See Innervation)
note: the nerve to the obturator externus travels thru the Greater Sciatic foramen
Isolated obturator externus muscle abscess presenting as hip pain.
Primary obturator externus pyomyositis in a child presenting as hip pain: a case report