Levator Scapulae

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Original Author(s): Oliver Jones
Last updated: October 9, 2022
Revisions: 2

Original Author(s): Oliver Jones
Last updated: October 9, 2022
Revisions: 2

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The levator scapulae is an extrinsic muscle of the shoulder. It is a small strap-like muscle which begins in the neck and descends to attach to the scapula.

  • 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