teres major muscle

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Related to teres major muscle: teres minor muscle, Infraspinatus muscle
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Noun1.teres major muscle - teres muscle that moves the arm and rotates it medially
teres, teres muscle - either of two muscles in the shoulder region that move the shoulders and arms
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The teres major muscle flexes and stabilizes the shoulder and can be injured by repeated rapid sideways movements, common in agility dogs.
Isolated rupture of the teres major muscle is a rare condition; there is no real consensus in the literature on the treatment options, wavering between surgical and functional treatments, even though functional treatments seem to be a good option, with few risks.
INTRODUCTION: Alexander Ramsay in 1795 for the first time described an oblong muscular slip in axilla stretched from pectoral muscle to latissimus dorsi and teres major muscle. Later this muscular anomaly was confirmed by Langer in 1846.
Teres minor (TM) muscle arises from the dorsal surface of the axillary border of the scapula for the upper two-thirds of its extent, and from two aponeurotic laminae, one of which separates it from the infraspinatus muscle, the other from the teres major muscle.
It begins at the outer border of the first rib, and ends nominally at the inferior border of the teres major muscle, after which it is named the brachial artery.
Axillary artery, a direct continuation of the subclavian artery, begins at the outer border of the first rib and ends at the inferior border of the tendon of the teres major muscle. It is classically divided into three parts according to the pectoralis minor muscle and each part has its own branches.