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Table 1 Dimensions of the latissimus dorsi and distal teres major slipa

From: Anatomical study of the teres major muscle: description of an additional distal muscle slip

  Tendon width at insertion (mm) Tendon width in continuity (mm) Total tendon length (mm) Distance to adhesions with LD (mm)
dTMs (n = 12) 13 ± 4 (7–22) 8 ± 3 (4–13) 40 ± 7 (25–57) 50 ± 8 (39–64)b
LD (n = 16) 27 ± 4 (22–34)   69 ± 7 (48–83)  
p-value 0.001   0.001  
  1. LD Latissimus dorsi, dTMs Distal teres major slip
  2. aData are expressed as mean ± standard deviation and range
  3. bn = 10; two shoulders had no band-like adhesions with the latissimus dorsi