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Ch 15: Gluteal Muscles

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Let us help you get caught up in class with this informative chapter on the gluteal muscles. The lessons and quizzes in this chapter work like a comprehensive study guide you can use to learn about the function of these muscles quickly and easily.

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

14 Lessons in Chapter 15: Gluteal Muscles
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Gluteus Maximus: Definition, Location & Function

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.

Gluteus Maximus Injury & Pain: Symptoms & Treatment

2. Gluteus Maximus Injury & Pain: Symptoms & Treatment

The gluteus maximus muscle is the largest of the three gluteal muscles of the hip and buttocks. Explore injuries to the muscle that can cause pain, symptoms of gluteus maximus injuries, and common treatments prescribed by medical professionals.

Gluteus Medius Muscle: Definition & Function

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.

What is Gluteus Medius Syndrome?

4. What is Gluteus Medius Syndrome?

The buttocks are comprised of several muscles, including the gluteus medius. Learn about gluteus medius syndrome, including its causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.

Gluteus Minimus Muscle: Definition, Function & Location

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.

Piriformis Muscle: Definition, Location & Function

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.

Piriformis Syndrome: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

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.

Gemellus Muscles: Superior & Inferior

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.

Gemellus Muscle Pain & Injury

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.

Obturator Muscles: Internus & Externus

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.

Obturator Hernia: Symptoms & Treatment

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.

Obturator Neuropathy: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

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.

What is an Obturator Tracheostomy?

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.

Quadratus Femoris Muscle: Definition & Injury

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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