Pronator Teres

Diagram of posterior muscles.

The pronator teres muscles are deep muscles located at the elbow on both sides of the body.


Origin, Insertion and Actions of the Pronator Teres muscles:

Points of Origin: Humeral head: Ulnar head:
  • Medial side of the coronoid process of the ulna (bone), via a thin fascicle (some texts use the Latin word 'fasciculus' interchangeably with 'fascicle')
Point of Insertion:
  • Midway along the lateral surface of the radius (bone)

The approximate locations of the pronator teres muscles are labelled on the diagram of human anterior muscles.

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