Teres Minor 



- See Rotator cuff:

- anatomy:
    - origin: middle half of the lateral scapular border;
    - insertion: inferior aspect of greater tuberosity of the humerus, capsule of shoulder joint;

- action:
    - lateral rotation of humerus at the shoulder (responsible for 45% of power of external rotation);
    - aids in adduction and extension of humerus;
    - stabilization of head of humerus;
    - reversed origin insertion action: when the humerus is stabilized, abducts the inferior angle of the scapula;
    - synergists: infraspinatus, subscapularis;

- nerve supply: axillary, C4, C5, C6;
    - helps form the triangular space & quadrangular space;
    - w/ isolated teres minor atrophy consider quadrilateral space syndrome



Original Text by Clifford R. Wheeless, III, MD.

Last updated by Data Trace Staff on Thursday, December 15, 2011 11:41 am