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A 37-year-old man suffers a traumatic injury to the axilla (armpit) that damages the thoracodorsal nerve. Which of the following movements of the arm or scapula could be affected in this patient (AIIMS Nov 2013)
Ans. B Adduction
1. Latissimus dorsi is supplied by the thoraco-dorsal nerve.
2. Latissimus dorsi help us in scratching the opposite scapula i.e., it leads to adduction, extension & medial rotation at the shoulder joint