Latissimus Dorsi Muscle Flashcards

Flashcards are a great way to memorise information about the latissimus dorsi muscle. Test your knowledge of anatomy using the latissimus dorsi flashcards below.

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latissimus dorsi muscle posterior view

Spinous processes T7–T12, thoracolumbar fascia, iliac crest, inferior 3/4 ribs, inferior angle scapula

latissimus dorsi muscle origins


latissimus dorsi muscle posterior view

Floor of the intertubercular groove of the humerus

latissimus dorsi muscle insertion


latissimus dorsi muscle posterior view
  • Humeral adduction
  • Humeral extension
  • Humeral medial rotation


  • Thoracodorsal nerve (C6, C7, C8)

Blood Supply

  • Thoracodorsal nerve (C6, C7, C8)

Would you like to learn more about the latissimus dorsi muscle? Then check out the latissimus dorsi muscle article and video by clicking the link below:
Latissimus Dorsi Muscle Anatomy

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