Pronator Teres

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Original Author(s): Oliver Jones
Last updated: October 5, 2022
Revisions: 4

Original Author(s): Oliver Jones
Last updated: October 5, 2022
Revisions: 4

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The pronator teres is a muscle within the superficial compartment of the anterior forearm.

The lateral border of the pronator teres forms the medial border of the cubital fossa – an anatomical area located over the elbow.

  • Attachments: Originates from the medial epicondyle of the humerus and the coronoid process of the ulna. It attaches laterally to the mid-shaft of the radius.
  • Actions: Pronation of the forearm.
  • InnervationMedian nerve.
  • Blood supply: Ulnar artery

Fig 1 – The superficial muscles of the anterior forearm.