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- n. A thick triangular muscle whose main function is to rotate the arm externally and stabilize the shoulder joint.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The muscle which occupies the infraspinous fossa, and is inserted into the middle facet of the greater tuberosity of the humerus.
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No doubt, these chronic cases are due to suspended innervation and are not to be classed with the ordinary case of atrophy of the abductor muscles of the humerus (supra - and infraspinatus) as in the usual case of
-- With partial or complete suspension of function of the suprascapular nerve there results enervation of the supraspinatus and infraspinatus muscles.
The principal ones which are attached to the scapula and humerus that act as ligaments are the supraspinatus (antea-spinatus), infraspinatus
The nerve rounds the anterior border of the neck of the scapula, passing upward and backward under the supraspinatus (antea-spinatus) muscle and terminating in the infraspinatus (postea-spinatus) muscle.
Kneading with the two thumbs of both hands upon different muscles, special attention being paid to reach the extensors and flexors in the forearm, the biceps, triceps, deltoid, supraspinatus and infraspinatus.
The Patte's test was positive, consistent with acute tendonitis isolated to the right infraspinatus.
It involves the supraspinatus and infraspinatus tendons, and it doesn't heal itself.
" Dickie's supraspinatus and infraspinatus muscles were frying in napalm, and his brachioradialis tendons seemed ready to pop.