The gluteus minimus is a muscle of the gluteal region in the lower limb. It is the deepest and smallest of the superficial gluteal muscles.
- Attachments: Originates from the ilium and converges to form a tendon, inserting to the anterior side of the greater trochanter.
- Actions: Abduction and medial rotation of the lower limb. It stabilises the pelvis during locomotion, preventing ‘dropping’ of the pelvis on the contralateral side.
- Innervation: Superior gluteal nerve.
- Blood Supply: Superior gluteal artery.