SUPERIOR GLUTEAL NERVE

 

ORIGIN: Lumbosacral plexus (L4,5 S1).

COURSE/DISTRIBUTION: This nerve arises from the lumbosacral plexus. It then emerges from the pelvic cavity by passing through the greater sciatic foramen accompanied by the superior gluteal vessels above the piriformis. It immediately divides into its two terminal branches under cover of the gluteus maximus.

BRANCHES:

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 Superior branch runs upwards accompanied by the superior gluteal vessels to supply the gluteus medius and minimus.

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Inferior branch runs forwards to end in the tensor fasciae latae.

ROOT VALUE: L4,5,S1.

 

 

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