Serratus Anterior Muscle Flashcards

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

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Origin

Superolateral surfaces of the first to eighth or ninth ribs

Insertion

Superior angle, medial border, and inferior angle of the scapula

Actions

  • Protraction of the scapula
  • Upward rotation of the scapula
  • Can assist with respiration by lifting the ribs

Innervation

  • Long thoracic nerve (C5, C6, C7)

Blood Supply

  • Lateral thoracic artery
  • Superior thoracic artery
  • Thoracodorsal artery

Would you like to learn more about the serratus anterior muscle? Then check out the serratus anterior muscle article and video by clicking the link below:
Serratus Anterior Muscle Anatomy

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