gluteus medius

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Noun1.gluteus medius - the middle 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 following day, the carcass sides were transferred to a cutting room where five representative muscles including: longissimus dorsi (LD), gluteus medius (GM), semimembranosus (SM), biceps femoris (BF), and triceps brachii (TB) muscles were taken from both sides (left and right) of each carcass.
For the gluteal exercises, she was cued to use the gluteus maximus for hip extension rather than the hamstrings or lumbar extensors and to use the posterior gluteus medius for hip abduction rather than TFL (Fig.
Gluteus medius is an important stabilizer of the pelvis controlling frontal plane alignment of the pelvis during walking and other functional activities.
A lot of athletes have tight gluteus medius and piriformis muscles, so we put acupuncture needles in those muscle neurons to help release them.
An intertrochanteric fracture occurs between the greater trochanter, where the gluteus maximus, gluteus medius and minimus muscles (Hip extensors and abductors) attach and the lesser trochanter, where the iliopsoas muscle (Hip flexor) attaches.
Pilot data: Association between gluteus medius weakness and low back pain during pregnancy.
2012) were placed on the following left lower limb muscles: Gluteus Medius, Tensor Fasciae Latae, Rectus Femoris, Vastus medialis, Vastus lateralis, Biceps Femoris, Tibialis Anterior and Gastrocnemius (Lateral Subdivision), and the reference electrode was placed on the left lateral malleolus.
The gluteus maximus, gluteus medius and gluteus minimus comprise the muscles of the buttocks.
The proximal limb muscles contained deltoid, biceps, triceps, iliopsoas, gluteus medius, gluteus maximus, posterior group, and quadriceps femoris.
Frequent problems that cause poor mobility in this joint are low elasticity of the hyper-flexors, and weak activity of the gluteus medius and gluteus maximus.
Operative findings included a dusky gluteus medius and a return of blood flow after compartment release.