Obturator Externus


Summary

Location:Situated in the lateral (outer) part of the hip.

Information

Group:Hip and Pelvis
Side(s) of body:Front
Function/Action:Hip Lateral Rotator

Details

Joint:Hip
Bone:Femur, Pelvis
Origin:External surface of the obturator membrane (a thin, fibrous sheet that closes the obturator foramen) and the surrounding bony margin of the obturator foramen.
Insertion:Trochanteric fossa of the femur, which is a depression on the posterior and lateral aspect of the greater trochanter.