PUBOCOCCYGEUS

 

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Pelvic diaphragm/perineum 3D rotation

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ORIGIN:  This is part of the levator ani and it is the anterior fibers which arise from the pelvic surface of pubis. It is further divided into puborectalis, which surrounds the ano-rectal angular junction and the pubovaginalis in female and puboprostaticus in male both of which are placed at the inner aspects of the puborectalis.

 

INSERTION:  Coccyx and anococcygeal raphe; sides of rectoanal junction and central perineal tendon.

 

ACTION:  Forms pelvic floor (or diaphragm)and holds the rectum, vagina and anus in check.

  

NERVE:  Nerve to levator ani from sacral and coccygeal nerves and the inferior rectal nerve

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