Supraspinous muscle - Musculus supraspinatus

Anatomical hierarchy

General terms > Myology > Muscles of thoracic limb > Supraspinous muscle



Origin: Entire surface of the supraspinous fossa, including the spine of the scapula, and from the edge of the neck of the scapula.

Insertion: Greater tubercle of the humerus.

Action: Extension of the shoulder joint and advancement of the limb.

Nerve: Suprascapularis.

Text by Antoine Micheau, MD - Copyright IMAIOS


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