Anatomical variations in the shape of suprascapular notch and its clinical importance
Dr. Shruti Tomar, Dr. Anjali Prasad, Dr. Manish Patil
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.
Dr. Shruti Tomar, Dr. Anjali Prasad, Dr. Manish Patil. Anatomical variations in the shape of suprascapular notch and its clinical importance. International Journal of Medicine Research, Volume 3, Issue 2, 2018, Pages 35-36