greater tubercle of the humerus

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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The supraspinatus originates from the supraspinous fossa on the scapula and inserts on the greater tubercle of the humerus.
The supraspinatus muscle originates from the body of the scapula and extends between the head of the humerus and the acromion process of the scapula to insert on the greater tubercle of the humerus.
A-C = Acromial Clavicular Joint; C = Coracoid Process; GT = Greater Tubercle of the Humerus.

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