- See: torticollis:
- origin: sternal head:  anterior surface of the manubrium; clavicular head: superior surface of the medial half of clavicle;
- insertion:
    - lateral surface of the mastoid process of the temporal bone and lateral half of the superior nuchal line of the occipital;
- action:
    - acting unilaterally, draws the head toward the ipsilateral shoulder and rotates head to the opposite side; acting bilaterally, flexes the head;
- nerve supply:
     - anterior rami of C2, C3; Spinal portion of the accessory nerve;
- synergist: scalene group;

Long-term results of open sternocleidomastoid tenotomy for idiopathic muscular torticollis.

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

Last updated by Data Trace Staff on Friday, December 2, 2011 4:35 pm