Learning Modules - Medical Gross Anatomy
Movements of the Upper Limb - Page 3 of 18

    

Scapular Elevation and Depression

Elevation of the scapula moves the scapula superiorly. It is not synonymous with upward rotation of the scapula

Muscles: levator scapulae and the upper fibers of trapezius.

Depression of the scapula moves the scapula inferiorly. It is not synonymous with downward rotation of the scapula.

Muscles: pectoralis minor, the lower fibers of trapezius, subclavius (through clavicle), and latissimus dorsi (through the humerus).


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