Gemellus Inferior

Inferior gemellus muscle.PNG


Gemellus inferior is the second of the gemelli muscles.[1] It lies inferior to gemellus superior and the Obturator internus tendon [2].


Ischial tuberosity and lower part of lesser sciatic notch


Blends with tendon of obturator internus, and gets inserted into medial surface of greater trochanter of femur

Nerve Supply

Nerve to Quadratus Femoris (L4, L5, S1)[3]


Supplied by medial circumflex femoral artery.


It works with gemellus superior to externally (laterally) rotate the hip and provide dynamic stability to the hip joint.



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