In this article we will discuss about the inferior gluteal artery. So, let’s get started.
It is a branch of internal iliac artery and it supplies gluteus maximus, piriformis, and quadratus femoris muscle. It further branches out as accompanying artery of ischiadic nerve. It courses down the sacral plexus and piriformis muscle behind the internal pudendal artery, through the greater sciatic foramen and escapes the pelvis between the piriformis and coccygeus muscle. It further descends down in between the greater trochanter of femur and tuberosity of ischium, continuing down the back of thigh supplying the skin and linked with branches of perforating arteries.