Teres minor

Dr Jeremy Jones et al.

Teres minor is one of the four muscles that make up the rotator cuff, the others being: supraspinatus, infraspinatus, and subscapularis.

  • origin: lateral border of the scapula
  • insertion: greater tuberosity of the humerus
  • innervation: axillary nerve (C5-6)
  • action: external rotation

Upper limb anatomy
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rID: 5140
Section: Anatomy
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Teres minor muscle

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