teres minor muscle


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Related to teres minor muscle: teres major muscle, Subscapularis muscle

te·res mi·nor mus·cle

(ter'ēz mī'nŏr mŭs'ĕl)
Origin, upper two thirds of the lateral border of scapula; insertion, lower facet of greater tuberosity of humerus; action, adducts arm and rotates it laterally; nerve supply, axillary (fifth and sixth cervical spinal nerves).
Synonym(s): musculus teres minor [TA] .

teres minor muscle

Shoulder muscle. Origin: upper lateral edge of scapula. Insertion: greater tubercle of humerus. Nerve: axillary (C4-C6). Action: laterally rotates arm.
See also: muscle
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Figures 6 and 7 demonstrate the similarity between the non-offset and posterior-superior offset rTSA designs in terms of the force and excursion demands of the infraspinatus and teres minor muscles for scapular plane abduction.
The path lies between the infraspinatus muscle and the teres minor muscle, with the point of entry 1 cm inferior and 2 cm medial to the posterior angle of the acromion.