Levator ani muscle

February 2017


Definition

The levator ani muscle has a shape reminiscent of a hammock. It is a thin muscle that is separated into two symmetrical parts, found in the pelvic area. Attached to the pelvis, the levator ani is precisely located on the ischial spine and the pubis. The levator ani consists of three portions which act together to block the urogenital slot and act as sphincters for the anal canal and pelvic floor.

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