Teres Minor Muscle

Teres Minor Muscle

DEFINITION – What does Teres Minor mean?

Originating at the lateral border of the corresponding left or right scapula, this long, narrow muscle inserts onto the greater humerus tubercle, and takes its name from the Latin word, ‘teres’ (rounded).

FUNCTION – Teres Minor Muscle

Innervated (controlled) by the auxiliary nerve, the Teres Minor has several functions, top of which are managing the action of the deltoid, laterally rotating the humerus, stopping the humeral head from slipping upwards when the arm is abducted, and helping stabilize the rotator cuff.

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