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The major tubercle is situated anterior to the acromion
when the upper arm is brought into full medial rotation.
The fibres at the insertion are now situated in a sagittal plane. The tendon has a width of about 1 to 2 cm and is palpated as a hard fibrous band that fills the gap between acromion and major tubercle. Especially the medial edge can be accurately localized.
The long head of the biceps can sometimes be felt deeply and medial to the major tubercle.
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