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Levator Scapulae Muscle

image descriptionLevator Scapulae Muscle

Posterior view labeled: Trapezius, deltoid, triceps brachii, latissimus dorsi
Posterior view labeled: Levator scapulae, infraspinatus, supraspinatus
Posterior view labeled: Teres Major and minor
Posterior view labeled: Rhomboideous minor and major
Posterior view labeled: Levator scapulae
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image descriptionAttachments of Levator Scapulae: Origin & Insertion

Origin: (proximal attachments)
a. Transverse processes of the C1-C4.

Insertion: (distal attachments)
a. Medial border of the scapula between spine and superior angle.

Posterior view labeled: Levator scapulae
Origin and Insertion of Levator Scapulae
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Actions on the shoulder (scapula):

a. image descriptionElevates medial border of the scapula while downwardly rotating lateral angle.

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b. Helps trapezius and rhomboid muscles image descriptionpull scapula upward and medially.

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image descriptionc. Bends neck laterally.

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Innervation of Levator Scapulae Muscle:

  • Dorsal scapular nerve (C5) and ventral primary rami of C3 and C4.

An Overview of the Levator Scapulae Muscle

Posterior view labeled: Teres major and minor, triceps brachii, latissimus dorsi, trapezius, deltoid
Posterior view of levator scapulae labeled: Levator scapulae, teres major and minor, triceps brachii, latissimus dorsi, trapezius, deltoid
Posterior view of levator scapulae labeled: Levator scapulae, supraspinatus, teres major and minor, triceps brachii and latissimus dorsi
Posterior view of levator scapulae labeled: Levator scapulae, infraspinatus, teres major, latissimus dorsi and triceps brachii
Posterior view of levator scapulae labeled: Levator scapulae and rhomboideus minor and major, teres minor and major, latissimus dorsi, and triceps brachii
Posterior view of levator scapulae labeled: Levator scapulae and rhomboideus minor and major and teres minor and major, and latissimus dorsi
Posterior view of levator scapulae labeled: Levator scapulae and rhomboideus minor and major and teres minor and major
Posterior view of levator scapulae labeled: Levator scapulae and rhomboideus minor and major and teres minor
Posterior view of levator scapulae labeled: Levator scapulae and rhomboideus minor and major
Posterior view of levator scapulae labeled: Levator scapulae and rhomboideus minor
Posterior view of levator scapulae labeled: Levator scapulae
Posterior view of levator scapulae labeled: Origin and insertion
Test yourself while observing the levator scapulae muscle anatomy
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