Rectus Capitus Anterior

origin: anterior surface of the lateral mass of the atlas and the root of its transverse process;
insertion: the inferior surface of the occipital bone anterior to the foreamen magnum;
action: aids in flexion of the head and the neck;
nerve supply: C1, C2;
synergists:  Sternocleidomastoid,  Longus ColliLongus Capitis

Original Text by Clifford R. Wheeless, III, MD.

Last updated by Data Trace Staff on Friday, August 12, 2011 1:48 pm