Subclavius : Origin, Anatomy, And Function

Friday, August 29th 2014. | Anatomy


Subclavius  (or subclavian) is a small triangular muscle, placed between the clavicle and the first rib. 
It tendon originates from the junction of the first rib with its costal cartilage. Becoming muscular, it passes obliquely lateral and superior to insert into the inferior surface of the clavicle at the subclavian groove – the inferior surface of the middle third of the clavicle.
  • Origin: First rib at bone/cartilage junction
  •  Insertion: Lower surface of clavicle
  •  Action: Stabilizes the clavicle
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