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Atlas - Hip and thigh

Acetabulum
Acetabulum
Lateral femoral circumflex artery
Lateral femoral circumflex artery
Medial femoral circumflex artery
Medial femoral circumflex artery
Femoral artery
Femoral artery
External iliac artery
External iliac artery
Obturator artery
Obturator artery
Subtendinous bursa of the iliotibial tract
Subtendinous bursa of the iliotibial tract
Head of the femur
Head of the femur
Body of the femur
Body of the femur
Body of pubic bone
Body of pubic bone
Body of the vertebra T12-L4
Body of the vertebra T12-L4
Intertrochanteric crest
Intertrochanteric crest
Intervertebral discs T12-L4
Intervertebral discs T12-L4
Iliopubic eminence
Iliopubic eminence
Pelvic surface of sacrum
Pelvic surface of sacrum
Thoracolumbar fascia
Thoracolumbar fascia
Ligament of head of femur
Ligament of head of femur
Iliofemoral ligament
Iliofemoral ligament
Ischiofemoral ligament
Ischiofemoral ligament
Pubofemoral ligament
Pubofemoral ligament
Sacrospinous ligament
Sacrospinous ligament
Sacrotuberous ligament
Sacrotuberous ligament
Transverse acetabular ligament
Transverse acetabular ligament
Pectineal line of femur
Pectineal line of femur
Pectineal line of pubic bone
Pectineal line of pubic bone
Adductor brevis muscle
Adductor brevis muscle
Adductor longus muscle
Adductor longus muscle
Adductor magnus muscle
Adductor magnus muscle
Biceps femoris muscle
Biceps femoris muscle
Inferior gemellus muscle
Inferior gemellus muscle
Superior gemellus muscle
Superior gemellus muscle
Gluteus maximus muscle
Gluteus maximus muscle
Gluteus medius muscle
Gluteus medius muscle
Gluteus minimus muscle
Gluteus minimus muscle
Gracilis muscle
Gracilis muscle
Iliacus muscle
Iliacus muscle
Iliopsoas muscle
Iliopsoas muscle
Obturator externus muscle
Obturator externus muscle
Obturator internus muscle
Obturator internus muscle
Pectineus muscle
Pectineus muscle
Piriformis muscle
Piriformis muscle
Psoas major muscle
Psoas major muscle
Psoas minor muscle
Psoas minor muscle
Quadratus femoris muscle
Quadratus femoris muscle
Quadriceps femoris muscle
Quadriceps femoris muscle
Rectus femoris muscle
Rectus femoris muscle
Sartorius muscle
Sartorius muscle
Semimembranosus muscle
Semimembranosus muscle
Semitendinosus muscle
Semitendinosus muscle
Tensor fascia latae muscle
Tensor fascia latae muscle
Vastus lateralis muscle
Vastus lateralis muscle
Femoral nerve
Femoral nerve
Inferior gluteal nerve
Inferior gluteal nerve
Superior gluteal nerve
Superior gluteal nerve
Sciatic nerve
Sciatic nerve
Obturator nerve
Obturator nerve
Ilium
Ilium
Ischium
Ischium
Pubic bone
Pubic bone
Sacrum
Sacrum
Pes anserinus
Pes anserinus
Sacral plexus
Sacral plexus
Costal process L1-L5
Costal process L1-L5
Inferior pubic ramus
Inferior pubic ramus
Ramus of the ischium
Ramus of the ischium
Superior pubic ramus
Superior pubic ramus
Anterior inferior iliac spine
Anterior inferior iliac spine
Anterior superior iliac spine
Anterior superior iliac spine
Posterior superior iliac spine
Posterior superior iliac spine
Ischial spine
Ischial spine
Supraacetabular sulcus
Supraacetabular sulcus
Iliotibial tract
Iliotibial tract
Greater trochanter
Greater trochanter
Tuberosity of the ischium
Tuberosity of the ischium
Gluteal tuberosity
Gluteal tuberosity
Femoral vein
Femoral vein
External iliac vein
External iliac vein

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The muscles of the hip and thigh can be grouped into flexors, extensors, abductors, adductors, and internal and external rotator muscles.
Muscles that make up the flexor muscles are;
- the iliopsoas muscle, which is made up of two muscles namely the psoas major muscles and the iliacus muscle
- the sartorius muscle
- the rectus femoris muscle
- the gluteus medius muscle
- and the tensor fascia lata

In the extensor group of muscles are;
- the gluteus maximus, gluteus medius and gluteus minimus muscles.
- the two headed biceps femoris muscle
- and the semimembransus muscle

The muscles which make up the abductors are;
- the gluteus maximus, medius and minimus muscles.
- and the piriformis muscle

The muscles that act to adduct the thigh include;
- the adductor longus and adductor brevis muscles
- the adductor magnus muscle
- the pectineus muscle
- the gracilis muscle
- and the quadratus femoris muscle

The gluteus medius and minimus muscles act as internal rotators, while the obturator internus, obturator externus, superior gemellus, quadratus femoris and piriformis muscles act as external rotators of the hip joint.

The main artery of the thigh is the femoral artery which courses along with the femoral vein and is a continuation of the external iliac artery. The femoral nerve innervates the hip joint anteriorly, the anterior division of the obturator nerve innervates it inferiorly, the sciatic nerve supplies it laterally and it is supplied posteriorly by the superior gluteal nerve and the nerve that runs to quadratus femoris.

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