Rhomboid Minor

Written by Oliver Jones

Last updated October 9, 2022 • 2 Revisions •

The rhomboid minor is an extrinsic muscle of the shoulder. It is located deep to the trapezius, and superior to the rhomboid major.

  • Attachments: Originates from the spinous processes of C7-T1 vertebrae. Attaches to the medial border of the scapula, at the level of the spine of scapula.
  • Actions: Retraction and rotation of the scapula.
  • Innervation: Dorsal scapular nerve.
  • Blood Supply: Dorsal scapular artery

    Fig 1
    The superficial muscles of the back

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