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The infraspinatus is one of the four Rotator Cuff muscles. The four Rotator Cuff muscles are:
- The infraspinatus attaches from the infraspinous fossa of the scapula to the greater tubercle of the humerus.
- Laterally rotates the arm at the glenohumeral joint
- Horizontally extends the arm at the glenohumeral joint
- The infraspinatus and teres minor both laterally rotate the arm at the shoulder (glenohumeral) joint.
- The infraspinatus is the “I” of SITS (Supraspinatus, Infraspinatus, Teres minor, Subscapularis), an acronym for the rotator cuff group.