Vol. 3, Issue 2 (2018)
Anatomical variations in the shape of suprascapular notch and its clinical importance
Author(s): Dr. Shruti Tomar, Dr. Anjali Prasad, Dr. Manish Patil
Abstract: The scapula (shoulder blade) is a triangular flat bone that lies on the posterolateral aspect of the thorax, overlying the 2nd-7th ribs. Suprascapular notch (SSN) is present towards the medial end of superior border of scapula. The present study is a simple method to classify the shapes of the suprascapular notch on the basis of gross examination. Methods: 100 dried scapulae were examined for variations of suprascapular notch. Results: Three types of suprascapular notches are described. 12 had u shaped 19 had v shaped and 22 had J shaped. Absence of notch was also noted. Conclusion: This study will help to correlate suprascapular nerve entrapment with a specific type of suprascapular notch.
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