Muscle Atlas

Inferior Gemellus

Origin: Posterior portions of ischial tuberosity and lateral obturator ring
Insertion: Medial surface of greater trochanter of femur, in common with obturator internus
Action: Rotates the thigh laterally; also helps abduct the flexed thigh
Innervation: Nerve to the quadratus femoris or nerve to the obturator internus or both (L4-S1).
Arterial Supply: Inferior gluteal artery

The medical illustrations contained in this online atlas are copyrighted © 1997 by the University of Washington. They may not be utilized, reproduced, stored, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, or by any information storage or retrieval system, without permission in writing from the University of Washington.

Receiving a license to use these images is generally quite easy, particularly for academic and scholarly purposes. For more information see the Musculoskeletal Atlas Express Licensing Page.

Back to the Muscle Atlas