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MusculoSkeletal Gluteal Muscle Action (gluteus medius, maximus) do they adduct or abduct the thigh?

I've been reading High Yield Gross anatomy, and I found that it says glutei adduct the thigh; Snell's Clinical Anatomy By Region, and Gray's 40th edition, disagree, both say that they abduct

I've contacted prof. Dudek and he confirmed that it's not a mistype

Any idea please?
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BRS Gross Anatomy states that glutei (gluteus medius and gluteus minimus) abduct and rotate thigh medially! (Gluteus maximus extends and rotates thigh laterally).

As far as muscle actions are concerned, there are many variations between different books. I assume that you will get into much more ''disagreements'' as you move further on.

Just go with what the majority of books say...
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thank you very much
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