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Levator Scapulae

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Original Author(s): Sharanya Bhaskaran
Last updated: December 21, 2022
Revisions: 4

Original Author(s): Sharanya Bhaskaran
Last updated: December 21, 2022
Revisions: 4

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The levator scapulae is an extrinsic muscle of the back.

It lies in the posterior triangle of the neck and attaches the upper limb to the vertebral column.

  • Attachments: Originates from the transverse processes of the C1-C4 vertebrae and attaches to the medial border of the scapula..
  • Actions: Elevation of the scapula.
  • Innervation: Dorsal scapular nerve.
  • Blood Supply: Dorsal scapular artery.

Fig 1 – The superficial muscles of the back