Obliquus Capitis Inferior

- origin: the apex of the spine process of the axis;
- insertion: the inferior and dorsal part of the transverse process of the atlas;
- action: rotates the atlas, turning the face toward the same side;
- nerve supply: a branch of the dorsal primary division of the suboccipital nerve;
- synergists: Longissimus Capitis, Rectus Capitis Posterior Major

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

Last updated by Data Trace Staff on Tuesday, August 16, 2011 12:04 pm