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Latissimus Dorsi: The latissimus dorsi is a paired muscle located in the mid and lower back and one of the largest muscles in the body. The latissimus dorsi originates on the posterior crest of the ileum, spinous processes of T7 through L5, sacrum, and lowest three of four ribs and inserts on the humerus. The latissimus dorsi adducts, medially rotates and extends the humerus and rotates the scapula downward. It contracts when performing lat pull-down exercises. It is innervated by the thoracodorsal nerve.
Conditions that can afflict the latissimus dorsi include latissimus dorsi tendon rupture, tendonitis, repetitive strain injury, strain, infectious myositis, neuromuscular diseases, lacerations and contusions.
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