Levator scapulae (levator anguli scapulae) is a muscle of the neck that affects the shoulder girdle.
| Levator scapulae
|| Medial rotation of the lower pole of the scapula
|| Posterior tubercles of the transverse processes of C1 - C4
|| Upper medial border of scapula
| Arterial supply:
| Venous drainage:
| Lymphatic drainage:
|| Anterior rami of C3 and C4 and dorsal scapular nerve (C5)
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| Search for Levator scapulae in Gray's.
Levator scapulae runs nearly vertically in the back and side of the neck.
- Raises the medial side of the scapula, hence causing medial rotation of the lower pole.
- Transverse process of the axis
- Transverse process of the atlas
- Posterior tubercle of the transverse process of C3
- Posterior tubercle of the transverse process of C4
- Upper medial border of the scapula, between the superior angle and the triangular area at the medial side of the scapular spine