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Gluteal Muscles - Chapter Summary
Our instructors present topics related to the gluteal muscles, including their location and function, plus the treatments used for injuries and pain in these muscles. Other topics include the gluteus medius muscle and what causes this muscle to tear. You can have confidence you're learning the most accurate information because these materials are written by experienced instructors. Feel free to study at any time that works best for you. Once you complete this chapter, you should be ready to:
- Explain the location and function of the gluteus maximus and gluteus medius
- Identify the symptoms of gluteus medius tendinopathy
- Explain what gluteus medius syndrome is
- Describe where the gluteus minimus muscle is located and how pain is treated
- Define the piriformis muscle and the causes of piriformis syndrome
- Differentiate between the superior and inferior gemellus muscles
- Detail gemellus muscle injury and pain
- Identify the obturator muscles and the treatments for an obturator hernia
- Explain what causes obturator neuropathy and obturator tracheostomy
- Outline quadratus femoris muscle injuries
1. Gluteus Maximus: Definition, Location & Function
The gluteus maximus is a frequently mentioned body part when talking about the buttocks region. It plays an important role in the movement of the body. This lesson will explain what the gluteus maximus is, where it is located, and what it does.
2. Gluteus Maximus Injury & Pain: Symptoms & Treatment
The gluteus maximus is the largest muscle in the gluteal region. An injury of the gluteus maximus muscle can cause a major hindrance in one's life and how everyday tasks are managed. This lesson will discuss symptoms of an injury to the gluteus maximus and how the injury is treated.
3. Gluteus Medius Muscle: Definition & Function
The gluteus medius muscle is an important muscle located near the hip and pelvis. In this lesson, learn about the definition and function of the gluteus medius muscle.
4. What is Gluteus Medius Syndrome?
The gluteus medius is one of the four muscles that make up the outer gluteal region of the buttock. The gluteus medius is a muscle that is used repetitively throughout lower body movement and can get overused and injured. By the end of this lesson you will be able to explain what gluteus medius syndrome is.
5. Gluteus Minimus Muscle: Definition, Function & Location
The gluteus minimus muscle is one of several muscles that are located in the hip and pelvic region of the body. In this lesson, learn about the definition, location, and function of the gluteus minimus muscle.
6. Piriformis Muscle: Definition, Location & Function
In this lesson, you're going to learn a bit about the piriformis muscle. Specifically, you'll learn about its location, blood supply, innervation, and major functions.
7. Piriformis Syndrome: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment
Piriformis syndrome is a true pain in the 'you know what'. Read this lesson in order to find out how and why piriformis syndrome is such a pain in the bottom, as well as other interesting facts about this condition.
8. Gemellus Muscles: Superior & Inferior
This lesson goes over a pair of muscles called gemellus superior and gemellus inferior. You'll learn about their origins, insertions, vascular supply, innervation, and actions.
9. Gemellus Muscle Pain & Injury
This lesson will cover one of the muscle groups in the hip known as the gemellus group, specifically, the gemellus superior and inferior. We will take a look at injuries to these two muscles, and the pain that is often associated with these injuries.
10. Obturator Muscles: Internus & Externus
The obturator muscles are found in the hips and consist of two separate muscles, the obturator internus and externus. This lesson will teach you all about the origin, insertion, and action of both of these muscles.
11. Obturator Hernia: Symptoms & Treatment
An obturator hernia is a very rare type of hernia that is difficult to diagnose. In this lesson, we will learn about the symptoms of an obturator hernia and how it is treated.
12. Obturator Neuropathy: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment
Obturator neuropathy is caused by compression of the obturator nerve. The presenting symptom is groin and medial thigh pain along with numbness in the medial thigh. This lesson will explain the causes, symptoms, and treatments available for obturator neuropathy.
13. What is an Obturator Tracheostomy?
A tracheostomy can be a life saving procedure and it often requires the use of an obturator. Read this lesson to learn how and why a tracheostomy is performed and how an obturator is involved in this procedure.
14. Quadratus Femoris Muscle: Definition & Injury
In this lesson we will look at the quadratus femoris muscle. We will discuss the definition of the muscle along with the location, and a few possible injuries and conditions related to this muscle.
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Other chapters within the Muscles of the Body for Health Professionals course
- Muscles of the Head
- Muscles of the Mouth
- Muscles of the Tongue
- Muscles of the Neck
- Muscles of the Shoulder
- Muscle Dysfunction in the Head, Neck & Shoulders
- Muscles of the Chest
- Muscles of the Abdomen
- Iliac Region Muscles
- Muscles of the Upper Arm
- Muscles of the Forearm
- Muscles of the Hand
- Muscles of the Back
- Muscles of the Pelvis
- Muscles of the Thigh
- Muscles of the Leg
- Muscles of the Foot
- Tendonitis & Muscle Tears