Internal Rotation

In anatomy, internal rotation (also known as medial rotation) is rotation towards the center of the body.

The muscles of internal rotation include:

  • of arm/humerus at shoulder
    • Deltoid muscle
    • Subscapularis
    • Teres major
    • Latissimus dorsi
    • Pectoralis major
  • of thigh/femur at hip
    • Tensor fasciae latae
    • Gluteus medius
    • Gluteus minimus
  • of leg at knee
    • Popliteus
    • Semimembranosus
    • Semitendinosus
  • of eyeball (motion is also called "intorsion" or incyclotorsion)
    • Superior rectus muscle
    • Superior oblique muscle

Other articles related to "internal rotation, rotation":

Dislocated Shoulder - Treatment - Post-reduction: Immobilisation in External Versus Internal Rotation
... dislocation has included immobilisation of the patient's arm in a sling, with the arm placed in internal rotation (across the body) ... structures in the front of the shoulder is made worse when the shoulder is placed in internal rotation to be seen ... when the arm is placed in external rotation ...

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