A summary for learning the muscles of the hip including their attachments, innervation, etc., without having to have too many books open. Resources: "Grey's anatomy", "Taschenatlas Anatomie", "McMinn's Clinical Atlas of Human Anatomy" and Wikipedia. Awaiting further proof-reading!
C. Riedinger An easy way to learn musclesMuscles of the hip and gluteal region attachments ANT MED POST gluteus medius gluteus medius piriformis piriformis greater greater trochanter trochanter greater fovea trochanter obturator externus trochanteric fossa obturator externus quadratus femoris e lin quadratus ric in nte femoris te ha rtr . c oc re rtr st e int lesser lesser trochanter lesser trochanter trochanter gluteus maximus gluteus minimus SUP obturator externus pi superior gemellus rif gluteus medius or obturator internus m inferior gemellus is(showing left femur)Muscles of the hip (3) location / name meaning body part origin insertion nerve supply blood supply function layer medial femoral hip flexor, lateral lesser trochanter of circumflex artery, iliacus muscle from ilia hip iliac fossa femoral nerve rotation when femoral femur iliac brnach of shaft fractured iliolumbar artery transverse processes of hip flexor (also of lumbar plexus via T12L5 and lateral lesser trochanter of lumbar branch of trunk), lateral rotation psoas major major loin muscle hip anterior branches aspects of discs between femur iliolumbar artery when femoral shaft of L1L3 nerves them fractured hip flexor, lateral side of T12+L1 and pectineal line and psoas minor minor loin muscle hip lumbar plexus rotation when femoral discs iliopectineal eminence shaft fractured