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Infraspinatous fossa

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Infraspinatous fossa

Infraspinatous fossa
Left scapula. Dorsal surface. Infraspinatous fossa shown in red.
Left scapula. Dorsal surface. Infraspinatous fossa labeled at center.
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Latin fossa infraspinata
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Anatomical terms of bone

The infraspinatous fossa (infraspinatus fossa, infraspinous fossa) of the scapula is much larger than the supraspinatous fossa; toward its vertebral margin a shallow concavity is seen at its upper part; its center presents a prominent convexity, while near the axillary border is a deep groove which runs from the upper toward the lower part.

The medial two-thirds of the fossa give origin to the Infraspinatus; the lateral third is covered by this muscle.

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References

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

External links

  • Anatomy figure: 03:01-10 at Human Anatomy Online, SUNY Downstate Medical Center



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