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Pronator Teres

Last updated on Monday, April 13 2009 by blondarb

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Muscle Name: pronator teres

AKA:  

Abbreviation:  

Spinal Nerve Roots:
    C6
    C7

Brachial Plexus Trunks:
    upper trunk
    middle trunk

Brachial Plexus Cords:
    lateral cord

Named Nerves:
    median nerve

Proximal Attachment: Humeral head: medial epicondyle of humerus (common flexor tendon); Ulnar head: coronoid process of ulna

Distal Attachment:  Radius

Action:  Pronation of forearm; Flexion of elbow

Needle Insertion:  Two finger breaths distal to the midpoint between the biceps tendon and medial epicondyle.

 Activation for EMG:   Ask patient to pronate forearm isometrically.

Pitfalls:  

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