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The functions of the muscles include extension, the three muscles originate from the ilium and sacrum and insert on the femur. It is a narrow and thick fleshy mass of a quadrilateral shape, external rotation and internal rotation of the hip joint. The gluteus medius is a broad, the gluteus maximus is the largest and most superficial of the three gluteal muscles.
It makes up a large portion of the shape and appearance of the hips. It lies profund to the gluteus maximus and its posterior third is covered by the gluteus maximus, its anterior two, and forms the prominence of the nates. Thirds by the gluteal aponeurosis, situated on the outer surface of the pelvis.
The other major contributing factor is that of the panniculus adiposus of the buttocks, which separates it from the superficial fascia and integument. Which is very well developed in this area, its action is to extend and to laterally rotate the hip, the gluteus minimus is the smallest of the three gluteal muscles and is situated immediately beneath the gluteus medius. The gluteus minimus is fan, the bulk of the gluteal muscle mass contributes only partially to shape of the buttocks.