Levator Scapulae Muscle Flashcards

Flashcards are a great way to memorise information about the levator scapulae muscle. Test your knowledge of anatomy using the levator scapulae flashcards below.

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Origin

Transverse processes of vertebrae C1-C4

Insertion

Medial border of the scapula (between superior angle and root of spine)

Actions

  • Elevates scapula
  • Tilts the glenoid cavity inferiorly by downwardly rotating the scapula
  • Assists in neck extension and lateral flexion

Innervation

  • Cervical nerve (C3, C4)
  • Dorsal scapular nerve (C5)

Blood Supply

  • Dorsal scapular artery

Would you like to learn more about the levator scapulae muscle? Then check out the levator scapulae muscle article and video by clicking the link below:
Levator Scapulae Muscle Anatomy

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