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Teres Major Muscle - Origin, Insertion, Innervation & Action - Human Anatomy | Kenhub
Teres Major Muscle - Origin, Insertion, Innervation & Action - Human Anatomy | Kenhub
Published: 2014/10/27
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Anatomy Of The Teres Major Muscle - Everything You Need To Know
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Muscle Functions: Teres Major
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1-Minute Anatomy: Teres Major Muscle
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Teres Major Muscle | Actions | Origin & Insertion
Teres Major Muscle | Actions | Origin & Insertion
Published: 2017/07/06
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Best Back Workout Video Ever (HIT EVERY MUSCLE!!)
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Releasing a Trigger Point in the Teres Major
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Teres Minor Muscle - Origin, Insertion, Innervation & Action - Human Anatomy | Kenhub
Teres Minor Muscle - Origin, Insertion, Innervation & Action - Human Anatomy | Kenhub
Published: 2014/10/30
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How to Exercise the Teres Major & Minor Muscles : Exercising & Stretching Tips
How to Exercise the Teres Major & Minor Muscles : Exercising & Stretching Tips
Published: 2013/03/05
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Teres major stretch
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Shoulder Pain from Teres and Infraspinatus muscles treated with Graston Technique
Shoulder Pain from Teres and Infraspinatus muscles treated with Graston Technique
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Teres Major Muscle Test - Posterior Humerus Subluxation
Teres Major Muscle Test - Posterior Humerus Subluxation
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Latissimus Dorsi/Teres Major Transfer
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Exercises for Teres Major, Teres Minor & the Rhomboids : Functional Fitness
Exercises for Teres Major, Teres Minor & the Rhomboids : Functional Fitness
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Teres major muscle length test
Teres major muscle length test
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Release trigger points in your Teres Major muscles using Pure Wave and Stretching
Release trigger points in your Teres Major muscles using Pure Wave and Stretching
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Principles of Overhead Mobility - Treating the Teres Major
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Exercises for Teres Minor Muscles
Exercises for Teres Minor Muscles
Published: 2015/06/15
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Stretches for the Teres Major : Stretching & Exercising
Stretches for the Teres Major : Stretching & Exercising
Published: 2013/04/03
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MUSCULAR SYSTEM ANATOMY: Shoulder muscles model description. Somso
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How to Tighten Muscles Under Armpits
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Teres Major Self Myofascial Release - Mike Reinold
Teres Major Self Myofascial Release - Mike Reinold
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Teres Minor - AnatomyOnlineCourse
Teres Minor - AnatomyOnlineCourse
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MUSCLE# TERES MINOR & MAJOR
MUSCLE# TERES MINOR & MAJOR
Published: 2016/12/07
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Teres Major Dry Needling
Teres Major Dry Needling
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Teres Major (and Latissimus Dorsi) SA Static Release
Teres Major (and Latissimus Dorsi) SA Static Release
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Teres Major and Minor Massage
Teres Major and Minor Massage
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Muscle Testing: Teres Major and Subscapularis
Muscle Testing: Teres Major and Subscapularis
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Latisimus Dorsi, Trapezius, Rhomboids & Teres Major Muscles - Black Background
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Latissimus Dorsi (and Teres Major) Self-administered Dynamic Release a.k.a Pin & Stretch
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Rub Massage - Teres Major PNF
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Manual Muscle Test for Latissimus Dorsi and Teres Major
Manual Muscle Test for Latissimus Dorsi and Teres Major
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Treating Trigger Points - Teres Minor
Treating Trigger Points - Teres Minor
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Relieve Chronic Shoulder Pain: Trigger Point Release Technique and Stretch For Lats and Teres Major
Relieve Chronic Shoulder Pain: Trigger Point Release Technique and Stretch For Lats and Teres Major
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Teres Major and Minor, Infraspinatus, Rhomboid release
Teres Major and Minor, Infraspinatus, Rhomboid release
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Teres, Latissimus, Infraspinatus
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Back Workout: Lat pull down! Hitting Teres major and minor
Back Workout: Lat pull down! Hitting Teres major and minor
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Teres Major: Palpation, Manual Therapy & Stretch
Teres Major: Palpation, Manual Therapy & Stretch
Published: 2013/04/03
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Arm Muscles: 06 Teres Major
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Teres Major & Latissimus Dorsi Back Muscle Workout By Waqas Tariq - Mr Pakistan 2016
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Teres major muscle
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Posterior view showing the relations between teres major muscle (in red) and the other muscles connecting the upper extremity to the vertebral column.
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Teres major muscle (in red) seen from back.
Details
Origin Posterior aspect of the inferior angle of the scapula
Insertion Medial lip of the intertubercular sulcus of the humerus
Artery Subscapular and circumflex scapular arteries
Nerve Lower subscapular nerve (segmental levels C5 and C6)
Actions adduct the humerus, Internal rotation (medial rotation) of the humerus, extend the humerus from flexed position, Protracts scapula, Depress shoulder
Identifiers
Latin Musculus teres major
Dorlands
/Elsevier
m_22/12551115
TA A04.6.02.011
FMA 32549
Anatomical terms of muscle

The teres major muscle (Latin teres meaning 'rounded') is a muscle of the upper limb. It attaches to the scapula and the humerus and is one of the seven scapulohumeral muscles. It is a thick but somewhat flattened muscle.

The teres major muscle is positioned superior to the latissimus dorsi muscle and assists in the extension and medial rotation of the humerus. This muscle is commonly confused as a rotator cuff muscle, but it is not because it does not attach to the capsule of the shoulder joint, unlike the teres minor muscle for example.

Structure[edit]

The teres major muscle originates on the dorsal surface of the inferior angle and the lower part of the lateral border of the scapula.

The fibers of teres major insert into the medial lip of the intertubercular sulcus of the humerus.

It is supplied primarily by the lower subscapular nerve and additionally by the thoracodorsal nerve (middle subscapular nerve). These are distal to the upper subscapular nerve. These three nerves branch off the posterior cord of the brachial plexus. The nerves that innervate teres major consist of fibers from spinal nerves C5-C8.

Relations[edit]

The tendon, at its insertion, lies behind that of the latissimus dorsi, from which it is separated by a bursa, the two tendons being, however, united along their lower borders for a short distance. The fibers of these two muscles run parallel to each other and both muscles insert at the crest of the lesser tubercle of the humerus (also described as the medial lip of the intertubercular sulcus).

Together with teres minor muscle, teres major muscle forms the axillary space, through which several important arteries and veins pass.

Function[edit]

The teres major is a medial rotator and adductor of the humerus and assists the latissimus dorsi in drawing the previously raised humerus downwards and backwards (extension, but not hyper extension). It also helps stabilise the humeral head in the glenoid cavity.

Injury[edit]

Isolated teres major injuries are rare. They are almost exclusively encountered in professional and high-level recreational athletes— baseball pitchers in particular. These injuries can be debilitating, requiring lengthy rehabilitation periods and missed seasons of athletics.No clear indications for surgical treatment exist. Outcomes have been generally good after both nonoperative and operative treatment. [1]

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See also[edit]

References[edit]

This article incorporates text in the public domain from the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)

  1. ^ Donohue, Benjamin; Lubitz, Marc (20 December 2016). "Sports Injuries to the Latissimus Dorsi and Teres Major". The American Journal of Sports Medicine. doi:10.1177/0363546516676062. 

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