The gluteus maximus, with surrounding fascia. Skin covering area removed.
Gluteus maximus is the most superficial muscle of the
|Gluteal surface of |
|Musculus glutaeus maximus|
The gluteus maximus (also known collectively with the gluteus
Its large size is one of the most characteristic features of the muscular system in humans, connected as it is with the power of maintaining the trunk in the erect posture. Other primates have much flatter hips and can not sustain standing erectly.
It arises from the posterior gluteal line of the inner upper