Oblique Capitis Superior muscle

Origin of Oblique Capitis Superior

Lateral mass of atlas.

Insertion of Oblique Capitis Superior

Lateral half of the inferior nuchal line.

Muscle Action/Function of Oblique Capitis Superior

Extends head and flex head to the same side. Other sources claim only assisting with lateral flexion and extension, but most likely a role as a postural muscle that monitors the position of the head.

Arterial (Blood) Supply of Oblique Capitis Superior

The muscle receives its blood supply from the vertebral artery and the deep descending branch of the occipital artery.
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Oblique Capitis Superior Video

Obliquus Capitis Superior Muscle Anatomy

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