Upper subscapular nerve

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Upper subscapular nerve
Plan of brachial plexus. (Label for upper subscapular nerve at bottom center.)
From Posterior cord
Innervates Subscapularis
Latin Nervus subscapularis superior
FMA 65304
Anatomical terms of neuroanatomy

The upper subscapular (short subscapular, superior subscapular) enters the upper part of the Subscapularis muscle, and is frequently represented by two branches. It is derived from C5, C6 nerve fibers, and branches from the posterior cord of the brachial plexus. It innervates the superior portion of the subscapularis muscle.

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This article incorporates text in the public domain from the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)