Origin: Supraspinous fossa (red)
Insertion: Greater tuberosity of the humerus (blue)
Actions: Abduction Stabilisation of the humerus
Innervation: Suprascapular nerve
Daily uses: Holding shopping bags away from the body
Other muscles of the Rotator Cuff
Origin: Posterior surface of the scapula (below the spine of the scapula) .
Insertion: Greater tuberosity on the humerus .
Actions: Shoulder abduction, External rotation.
Innervation: Suprascapular nerve .
Daily uses: Brushing hair.
Origin: Mid section of the lateral border of the scapula
Insertion: Greater tuberosity on the humerus
Actions:External rotation, Shoulder adduction
Innervation: Axillary nerve
Daily uses: Brushing hair
Origin: Anterior (costal) surface of the scapula
Insertion: Lesser tuberosity of the humerus
Actions: Internal rotation , Adduction
Innervation: Upper and lower subscapular nerves
Daily uses: Tucking the back of your shirt into your trousers