Teres Major

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Teres major is a broad muscle situated on the upper limb.

Teres major muscle highlighted in red

Features[✎ edit | edit source]

Origin
Oval area on the inferior angle of the scapula.
Insertion
Medial lip of the intertubercular sulcus of humerus.
Innervation
Inferior subscapular nerve [C5-C7].
Function
Medial rotation and adduction of the humerus and assists arm extension.

Topography[✎ edit | edit source]

Teres major makes up one of the borders of the Quadrangular space.


Related articles[✎ edit | edit source]

Quadrangular space


Bibliography[✎ edit | edit source]

GRIM, Milos – DRUGA, Ratislav, et al. Zaklady Anatomie 1 : Obecna anatomie a pohybovy system. 2006. edition. Prague. 2006. ISBN 80-7262-112-2.


DRAKE, Richard. L – VOGL, Wayne – MITCHELL, Adam W.M. GRAY'S Anatomy for Students. 40. edition. 2005. ISBN 0-443-07168-3.