Mylohyoid : Origin, Insertion, Action & Nerve Supply
The mylohyoid muscle is a paired muscle running from the mandible to the hyoid bone.The mylohyoid is a broad, triangular shaped muscle. It forms the floor of the oral cavity and supports the floor of the mouth.
Origin: Originates from the mylohyoid line of the mandible
Insertion: Anterior three quarters: midline raphe. posterior quarter: superior border of the body of hyoid bone
Actions: Elevates the hyoid bone and the floor of the mouth.
Innervation: A motor branch of the inferior alveolar nerve, a branch of the mandibular division of the trigeminal nerve (V).
Blood Supply: Sublingual Artery