Gluteus minimus is a fan-shaped muscle and is the smallest of three gluteal muscles. It lies deep to the gluteus medius.
Origin of gluteus minimus:
It originates from the outer surface of ilium.
Insertion of gluteus minimus:
The fibers of the muscle pass downward and laterally and are attached to the anterior surface of greater trochanter of femur.
Nerve supply of gluteus minimus:
It is supplied by the superior gluteal nerve.
Action of gluteus minimus:
Along with gluteus medius, the gluteus minimus powerfully abducts the thigh at hip joint. Anterior fibers also medially rotate the thigh.