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External Rotators of the Shoulder Wheeless

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- Infraspinatus: primary external rotator of humerus;
- Posterior Deltoid
- Teres Minor
- the posterior rotator cuff is important for maintenance of necessary force couples in axial (transverse) and coronal planes.
- preoperative muscle testing of the external rotators is a valid means of assessing posterior cuff;
- maintenance of external rotation strength tend to have intact infraspinatus & teres minor, even though top of humeral head may be uncovered;
Wheeless' Textbook of Orthopaedics

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Author/Contact: C.R.Wheeless
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