Rectus Abdominus- Functional Anatomy

Rectus Abdominus Rectus abdominus connects the 5th, 6th and 7th rib to the pubic bone through the spine and sacrum. Origin – pubic crest, tubercle, and symphysis Insertion – ribs 5-7, (primarily rib 5) and the xiphoid process (when present) Function – flexion of the trunk, assists in exhalation The rectus abdominus is encased in the rectus …

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