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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Swayback posture is a simple postural fault to identify using gross landmarks of the lateral malleolus, greater trochanter of the femur, and the greater tubercle of the humerus.
Rarely, a fourth head occurs, arising from the outer side of the humerus, from the intertubercular groove, or from the greater tubercle.
Brady explains: "Supraspinatus Tendonitis is a powerful inflammation of the tendon sheath, which inserts into the superior facet 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.

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