Trapezius - Musculus trapezius

Anatomical hierarchy

Myology > Muscles of back > Trapezius



Origin: Median fibrous raphe of the neck and the supraspinous ligament of the thorax. Its origin extends from the third cervical vertebra to the ninth thoracic vertebra.

Insertion: Spine of the scapula.

Action: Elevation of the limb and draws it forward. (protraction)

Nerve: Accessorius


There is no image containing this anatomical part yet.

Download vet-Anatomy

Mobile and tablet users, you can download on Appstore or GooglePlay.

vet-Anatomy on Appstore vet-Anatomy on Googleplay