Iliopsoas is sometimes classified as two muscles, Iliacus and Psoas major.

Origin

  • Inner surface of the Ilium
  • Base of the sacrum
  • Sides of the bodies of T12-L5

Insertion

  • Lesser trochanter of the femur

Actions

  • Flexion of the hip
  • Lateral rotation of the hip
  • Flexes torso when the legs are fixed (e.g. laying to sitting)

Innervation

  • Femoral nerve and branches of the lumbar plexus

Daily uses

  • Climbing a step

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