Subscapularis muscle

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The subscapularis muscle is a muscle of the shoulder that connects the scapula (shoulder blade) to the humerus. When contracted, it medially rotates the arm and stabilizes the shoulder joint.


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The deep muscles of the shoulder. These are covered by the superficial layers.

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Origin

The subscapularis muscle originates from the scapula, on the medial two thirds of the subscapular fossa.

Insertion

The subscapularis muscle inserts on the upper end of the humerus at several points:

Innervation

The subscapularis muscle is innervated by the upper and lower subscapular nerves (C5, C6).

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