Gluteus medius muscle yoga anatomy

Where Is the Gluteus medius?

The gluteus medius is located directly under the gluteus maximus.

What are the Symptoms of a Gluteus Medius tear?

The Gluteus medius tendon typically tears from the osseous insertion.

Lateral thigh pain and abduction weakness indicate muscle possible Gluteus medius tear.



Gluteus medius tears occur more often in women than in men.


What is The Function of the Gluteus Medius?

Abducts the femur.
Internally rotates the thigh.


Origin and Insertion of Gluteus Medius

Around the top of the butt. Outer surface of ilium between posterior and middle gluteal lines

Attaches to the top of the bone.  Posterolateral surface of greater trocanter of femur


Stretches the Gluteus Medius


Strengthen the Gluteus Medius