Rectus Capitis Anterior
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The Rectus capitis anterior is a short, flat muscle, situated immediately behind the upper part of the Longus capitis. It is also known as Obliquus Capitis Superior.
Origin[edit | edit source]
Anterior surface of the lateral mass of the atlas (C1 vertebra) and the root of its transverse process
Insertion[edit | edit source]
The inferior surface of the occipital bone anterior to the foreamen magnum
Nerve Supply[edit | edit source]
Blood Supply[edit | edit source]
The muscle receives blood from the ascending cervical artery, which is a small branch of the inferior thyroid artery from the thyrocervical trunk of the subclavian artery.
Action[edit | edit source]
Aids in flexion of the head and the neck