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What is the origin (proximal attachment) of the levator scapulae muscle?
Posterior tubercles of transverse processes of first four cervical vertebrae (i.e. C1-C4)
What is the insertion (distal attachment) of the levator scapulae muscle?
Medial border of scapula superior to root of spine
What innervates the levator scapulae muscle?
Dorsal scapular (C5) and cervical (C3, C4) nerves
What are the two main actions of the levator scapulae muscle?
1) Elevates scapula
2) Tilts glenoid cavity inferiorly by anteriorly rotating scapula
What artery supplies the levator scapulae muscle?
Dorsal scapular artery