gluteus minimus


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Related to gluteus minimus: gluteus medius, Piriformis
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Noun1.gluteus minimus - the innermost of the three gluteal muscles
glute, gluteal muscle, gluteus, gluteus muscle - any one of three large skeletal muscles that form the buttock and move the thigh
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The muscle-tendon actuators evaluated were as follows (Figure 1b): gluteus maximus (1 segment, glut max), gluteus medius (3 segments, glut med 1-3), gluteus minimus (3 segments, glut min 1-3), piriformis (pir), sartorius (sar) and tensor fasciae latae (tfl).
The gluteus maximus, gluteus medius and gluteus minimus comprise the muscles of the buttocks.
Cvitanic and colleagues evaluated the abductor tendons of the hip using five major criteria: tendon discontinuity, tendon elongation, atrophy of the gluteus medius and gluteus minimus muscles, presence of an area of high signal intensity superior to the greater trochanter on T2-weighted images, and presence of an area of high signal lateral to the greater trochanter on T2-weighted images.
Caption: FIGURE 3: Intraoperative image showing the urgent fasciotomy and the decompression of the three gluteal compartments (tensor fascia lata, gluteus minimus and medius, and the gluteus maximus) with distal extension through the left tight.