Levator Scapulae


Origin: Transverse process of atlas, axis, 3rd and 4th cervical vertebrae

Insertion: Vertebral border of the Scapula between the superior angle and the root of spine

Function: Raises the scapula at the Scapulothoracic Joint or inclines neck to corresponding side if the scapula is fixed

Nerve: Dorsal Scapular Nerve

Artery: Descending scapular (transverse cervical) artery

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