pronator teres muscle


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pro·na·tor te·res mus·cle

(prō-nā'tōr ter'ēz mŭs'ĕl)
Origin, superficial (humeral) head (ulnar) from the common flexor origin on the medial epicondyle of the humerus, deep (ulnar) head from the medial side of the coronoid process of the ulna; insertion, middle of the lateral surface of the radius; action, pronates forearm; nerve supply, median.
Synonym(s): musculus pronator teres [TA] .

pronator teres muscle

Arm muscle. Origin: medial epicondyle of humerus, coronoid process of ulna. Insertion: lateral side of middle of radius. Nerve: median (C6-C7). Action: pronates forearm.
See also: muscle
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Hence, the aim of this study was to give detailed anatomical information about the pronator teres muscle innervation.
While passing toward the interosseous membrane, the common interosseous artery was separated from the median and anterior interosseous nerves by the ulnar head of the pronator teres muscle (Figure 2).
Palpation revealed tenderness and a tender point in the pronator teres muscle.
The relation of the median nerve to the pronator teres muscle.
Along its course, part of this nerve enters the axilla of the shoulder, runs immediately adjacent to the biceps, and descends within the hollow of the elbow under the pronator teres muscle and the bicipital aponeurosis.