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The Rectus Capitis Anterior is a member of the Prevertebral Group, which is composed of the:
- Longus colli
- Longus capitis
- Rectus capitis anterior
- Rectus capitis lateralis
- The rectus capitis anterior attaches from the atlas (C1) to the occiput.
- The inferior attachment is onto the transverse process of the atlas.
- Flexes the head at the atlanto-occipital joint.
NOTE: The rectus capitis anterior functions to stabilize the head.