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Rotatores lumborum

Rotatores lumborum


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Other Terms:
Rotatores lumborum, Lumbar rotator muscle, Musculi rotatores lumborum, Muscle rotateurs des lombes

Muscle parts
Latin name
Musculi rotatores lumborum
Latin muscle parts
Epaxial muscle – Transversospinales – Rotatores
The English name of this muscle is the muscle that turns (the vertebra) around in the loin region. Rotatores comes from the Latin verb rotatore meaning “to rotate,” which in turn comes from the Latin rota meaning “wheel.” The word lumborum comes from the Latin lumbus, which means the “loin.”
Mamillary process of lumbar vertebra
Inferior margin on the lateral aspect of the lamina of the superjacent lumbar vertebra
Possibly weakly assist with extension of the lumbar vertebrae. They are most likely proprioceptive transducers that monitor the position and movements of the vertebral column and provide feedback that influences the activity of the larger multisegmental muscles of the vertebral column.
Nerve supply
Dorsal rami of lumbar spinal nerves (L2 to L5)
Blood supply
Dorsal branches of the lumbar arteries from the aorta.
Musculi rotatores lumborum
Muscle rotateurs des lombes

Structural Label Key

  1. Abdominal hypaxial muscles
  2. alar ligaments
  3. Anterior atlanto-occipital membrane
  4. Anterior longitudinal ligament
  5. Anterior sacro-iliac ligament
  6. Anterior sacrococcygeal ligament
  7. Apical ligament
  8. Atlanto-occipital joint
  9. Axial skeleton
  10. Coccyx
  11. Costae or ribs
  12. Costal cartilage
  13. Costotransverse joint
  14. Costotransverse ligament
  15. Costovertebral joints and ligaments
  16. Costoxiphoid ligaments
  17. Cranial joints and ligaments
  18. Cranial syndesmotic ligaments
  19. Cruciate ligament
  20. Deep posterior sacrococcygeal ligament
  21. External layer of the abdominal hypaxial wall
  22. External oblique
  23. Hypaxial muscles
  24. Iliolumbar ligament
  25. Inferior pubic ligament
  26. Inguinal ligament
  27. Interosseous sacro-iliac ligament
  28. Interpubic disc
  29. Interspinous ligaments
  30. Intertransverse ligaments
  31. Intra-articular ligament of head of rib
  32. Intra-articular sternocostal ligament
  33. Joint of head of rib
  34. Joints and ligaments
  35. Lateral atlanto-occipital ligament
  36. Lateral muscles of the abdominal hypaxial wall
  37. Lateral sacrococcygeal ligament
  38. Lateral temporomandibular ligament
  39. Ligamenta flava
  40. Ligaments of the vertebrae - all levels
  41. Ligaments of the vertebrae - cervical region
  42. Lower limb - bones of
  43. Lower limb joints and ligaments
  44. Lumbocostal ligament
  45. Lumbosacral joint
  46. Medial temporomandibular ligament
  47. Median atlanto-axial joint
  48. Muscles - developmental approach
  49. Muscles of the trunk
  50. Nuchal ligament
  51. Os coxae
  52. Pelvic girdle joints and ligaments
  53. Posterior atlanto-occipital membrane
  54. Posterior longitudinal ligament
  55. Posterior sacro-iliac ligament
  56. Pterygospinous ligament
  57. Pubic symphysis
  58. Radiate ligament of head of rib
  59. Radiate sternocostal ligaments
  60. Rotatores lumborum
  61. Rotatores muscles
  62. Sacro-iliac joint
  63. Sacrococcygeal joints and ligaments
  64. Sacrospinous ligament
  65. Sacrotuberous ligament
  66. Sacrum
  67. Skeleton
  68. Sphenomandibular ligament
  69. Sternocostal joints and ligmaments
  70. Sternum
  71. Stylohyoid ligament
  72. Stylomandibular ligament
  73. Superficial posterior sacrococcygeal ligament
  74. Superior pubic ligament
  75. Supraspinous ligaments
  76. Tectorial membrane
  77. Temporomandibular joint
  78. Tendinous arch of pelvic fascia
  79. Thoracic ligaments
  80. Transversospinales muscles
  81. Vertebral column