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Why subscapularis is called Forgotten muscle?
Last Updated: 29th May, 2020
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Subsequently, one may also ask, what is the function of the subscapularis muscle?
Function. The subscapularis rotates the head of the humerus medially (internal rotation) and adducts it; when the arm is raised, it draws the humerus forward and downward. It is a powerful defense to the front of the shoulder-joint, preventing displacement of the head of the humerus.
Subsequently, question is, what is the origin of the subscapularis? The subscapularis originates from the subscapular fossa, which is the triangular-shaped, concave surface at the front of the scapula. From the subscapular fossa, this muscle extends outward and inserts onto the lesser tubercle of the humerus.
Also question is, what does a subscapularis tear feel like?
The most common symptom of a subscapularis tear is shoulder pain, especially in the front of the shoulder. You might also hear or feel “clicking” in your shoulder when you rotate your arm. Some symptoms of a subscapularis tear are very similar to symptoms of other rotator cuff tears.
How long does it take for subscapularis to heal?
After surgery you will be placed in a sling to protect your repair. As this tendon attaches to the front of your humerus it is important not to move your arm outwards as this would re-tear the repair. It generally takes 3 months for this tendon to heal back to the bone.