obturator internus (muscle)
Definition: intrapelvic muscle extending into gluteal region; origin, pelvic surface of obturator membrane and margin of obturator foramen; insertion, passes out of pelvis through lesser sciatic foramen, in so doing, making a 90° turn to insert into the medial surface of greater trochanter; action, rotates thigh laterally; nerve supply, nerve to obturator internus (sacral plexus).
Synonym(s): musculus obturator internusTA, internal obturator muscle
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