teres minor muscle

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Related to teres minor muscle: teres major muscle, Subscapularis muscle
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Noun1.teres minor muscle - teres muscle that adducts the arm and rotates it laterally
teres, teres muscle - either of two muscles in the shoulder region that move the shoulders and arms
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There was no involvement of the latissimus dorsi muscle, nor of the teres minor muscle. The rest of the MRI was normal (Figures 4-6).
Sub acromial impingement syndrome occurs following the entrapment of the Supraspinatus, Infraspinatus, Teres minor muscle and biceps tendon, soft tissues and sub acromial bursa between the coracoacromial arch and humeral head [4] and causes swelling, inflammation and pain in the shoulder.
Initial non-enhanced MRI of the left shoulder demonstrated abnormal osseous edema in the lateral humeral head and neck, and abnormal soft tissue edema in the teres minor muscle, including its myotendinous junction and humeral insertion (Figures 1 and 2).
Specifically, reduced deltoid over-tensioning and improved teres minor muscle tensioning.