greater tubercle of the humerus

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great·er tu·ber·cle of the hu·mer·us

(grā'tĕr tū'bĕr-kăl hyū'mĕr-ŭs)
The larger and more lateral prominence of the two tubercles at the proximal end of the humerus.
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Dissection is then carried down to the humerus, where the anterior border of humerus distal to the crest of greater tubercle is identified.
The proximal end of the plate is located on the anterior portion of the humerus distal to the crest of the greater tubercle.
Rotator Cuff Tendinosis Patients with this syndrome are generally tender over the greater tubercle and/or the subacromial space.
Rarely, a fourth head occurs, arising from the outer side of the humerus, from the intertubercular groove, or from the greater tubercle.
The supraspinatus originates from the supraspinous fossa on the scapula and inserts on the greater tubercle of the humerus.
They reported that the exercise places the shoulder in internal rotation as the arm is raised, making it difficult for the greater tubercle to clear the acromium.
A-C = Acromial Clavicular Joint; C = Coracoid Process; GT = Greater Tubercle of the Humerus.

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