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I – “Ipsilateral Origin”: The Inferior Gluteal Artery arises from the internal iliac artery on the same side.

N – “Near Nerve”: It runs near the sciatic nerve, which is an important anatomical landmark.

F – “Feed Gluteal Muscles”: The primary function of the Inferior Gluteal Artery is to supply blood to the gluteal muscles.

E – “Exit Pelvis”: After its origin, it exits the pelvis through the greater sciatic foramen.

R – “Reinforces Superior”: It reinforces the superior gluteal artery in supplying blood to the gluteal region.

I – “Inferior Termination”: The artery terminates by branching into smaller vessels within the gluteal region.

O – “Overall Blood Supply”: Together with the superior gluteal artery, it contributes to the overall blood supply of the gluteal muscles.

R – “Relevant in Hip Surgery”: Surgeons consider the location and anatomy of the Inferior Gluteal Artery during hip surgeries to avoid complications.



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