The gluteal muscles are labeled 2, 3, and 4 in this picture but we were only required to learn them as one muscle. The easiest way to see them is to look or palpate for the wings of the ilium on the pelvis and view them just cranially. If you look at the picture here, this description really only refers to the largest of the gluteal muscles, number 4. The area of this gluteal muscle is the one we should know for the practical.


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