• Innervates the subscapularis and teres major muscles.
• Originates from roots C5, C6, C7.
• Subscapularis and teres major are tested as a group.
Physical examination of the lower subscapular nerve includes the motor examination of the subscapularis and teres major muscles. These muscles are tested together as a group for medial rotation of the shoulder joint.
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• Roots: C5, C6, C7.
• Nerve: Lower subscapular nerve.
• Muscles Innervated: Teres major, subscapularis.
• Innervation Route:
• C5, C6, C7 → posterior cord → lower subscapular nerve → teres major.
• C5, C6, C7 → posterior cord → lower subscapular nerve → subscapularis.