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What are the two origins (proximal attachments) of the rhomboid minor muscle?
1) Nuchal ligament
2) C7 and T1 vertebral spines
What is the insertion (distal attachment) of the rhomboid minor muscle?
Smooth triangular area at root of scapular spine
What innervates the rhomboid muscles?
Dorsal scapular nerve (C5)
What is the origin (proximal attachment) of the rhomboid major muscle?
T2-T5 vertebral spines
What is the insertion (distal attachment) of the rhomboid major muscle?
Medial border of scapula from root of spine to inferior angle
What are the three main actions of the rhomboid major and minor muscles?
1) Retract scapula
2) Depress glenoid cavity by rotating scapula
3) Fix scapula to thoracic wall
What artery supplies the rhomboid muscles?
Dorsal scapular artery