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Greater Tubercle of Humerus

The greater tubercle is situated on the lateral side of the humeral head. This tubercle acts as the attachment for the tendons of the supraspinatus, infraspinatus, and teres minor muscles. The greater tubercle is positioned laterally.

Three large smooth sides represent its superior surface and posterior surface for muscle tendon attachment:

  • The superior facet of greater tubercle of humerus is for attachment of the supraspinatus muscle
  • The middle facet of greater tubercle of humerus is for attachment of infraspinatus
  • The inferior facet of greater tubercle of humerus is for attachment of teres minor
Mnemonic: SIT (supraspinatus, infraspinatus, teres minor)
Greater Tubercle of Humerus

Greater Tubercle of Humerus

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distal phalanges
extensor retinaculum
flexor retinaculum
palmar metacarpal ligament
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deep transverse metacarpal ligaments
superficial transverse metacarpal ligament
palmar carpometacarpal ligament
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ulnocarpal joint

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metacarpal
proximal phalanges
middle phalanges
distal phalanges
extensor retinaculum
flexor retinaculum
palmar metacarpal ligament
Metacarpophalangeal articular capsules
deep transverse metacarpal ligaments
superficial transverse metacarpal ligament
palmar carpometacarpal ligament
carpometacarpal articular capsule of pollex
metacarpophalangeal articular capsule of pollex
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lunate
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By | 2018-02-20T08:46:45+00:00 December 20th, 2017|Anatomy, Areas, Upper Limb|0 Comments