Subscapularis

Origin Subscapular fossa of scapula
Insertion Lesser tuberosity of humerus
Action Medially rotates arm and adducts it; helps to hold humeral head in glenoid cavity of scapula
Innervation Upper and lower subscapular nerves (C5, C6 and C7) (C5, C6, C7)
Arterial Supply Subscapular artery

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Muscle Atlas of the Extremities