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