Subscapularis Muscle Flashcards

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

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Origin

Subscapular fossa

Insertion

Lesser tubercle of humerus

Actions

  • Internal rotation of the shoulder
  • Stabilisation of glenohumeral joint
  • Can weakly assist in shoulder adduction

Innervation

  • Upper & lower subscapular nerves (C5, C6, C7)

Blood Supply

  • Subscapular artery

Would you like to learn more about the subscapularis muscle? Then check out the subscapularis muscle article and video by clicking the link below:
Subscapularis Muscle Anatomy

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