Obliquus capitis caudalis - Musculus obliquus capitis caudalis

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General terms > Myology > Muscles of head > Obliquus capitis caudalis



Origin: Arises along the entire spinous process and the caudal articular process of the axis.

Insertion: On the border of the wing of the atlas near the alar notch.

Action: Unilateral: rotation of the atlas and thus the head on the axis; bilateral: fixation of the atlantoaxial joint.

Nerve: Rami dorsales of the cervicales 1 and 2 nerve.

Text by Antoine Micheau, MD - Copyright IMAIOS


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