Rhomboid minor

Dr Henry Knipe and Greg Mirt et al.

Rhomboid minor is a muscle of the back / upper limb, which acts on the scapula


  • origin: nuchal ligament, spinous processes of C7 and T1 vertebrae
  • insertion: medial border of scapula at the root of the spine of scapula
  • nerve supply: dorsal scapular nerve (C4, C5)
  • action: adducts (retracts) and internally rotates the scapula; aids in scapular elevation
Upper limb anatomy
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Article information

rID: 39474
Section: Anatomy
Tag: refs
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Rhomboid minor muscle

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