supraspinous

su·pra·spi·nous

(sū'pră-spī'nŭs),
Above any spine; especially above one or more of the vertebral spines (for example, supraspinous ligament) or the spine of the scapula.

supraspinous

/su·pra·spi·nous/ (-spi´nus)
2. superior to a spinous process.

supraspinous

(soo″pră-spī′nŭs)
Located above any spinous process.
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The test is considered positive if the patient accuses pain between 70 and 120[degrees], the Hawkins test--is considered positive if the patient accuses pain caused by the conflict between the tendon of the supraspinous muscle and the coracoid acromial ligament, and it consists of placing the side examiner on the patient, of shoulder blade immobilization, of positioning the arm under investigation in abduction, flexion at 90[degrees] and internal rotation, and then of the performance of the horizontal flexion simultaneously with rotation emphasis, the Jobe test--is performed with the patient's arm positioned at 90[degrees] abduction in scapular plan, internal rotation (the thumb is oriented towards the floor).
Cervical spine motion segment is divided into 4 columns: vertebral body, including ALL, annulus and PLL; right facet joint and capsule; left facet joint and capsule; and lamina including the Spinous processes, pedicles, interspinous and supraspinous ligaments (Figure-1).
The supraspinous ligament is incised over the affected disc space.
When the laminectomy was performed, however, removal of the posterior elements, including the vertebral arches, supraspinous ligament and interspinal ligament, reduced the stability of the lumbar spine.
In the midline technique, the needle is inserted below the lower edge of the spinous process of the selected upper vertebrae and passes through the skin, subcutaneous tissue, supraspinous ligament, interspinous ligament, ligamentum flavum as well as the epidural space until it reaches dura arachnoids and pierces it.
Almost every patient (97%) demonstrated a disruption of the posterior column ligament complex, mainly the supraspinous and interspinous ligaments.
Four major ligaments of the spine are the anterior longitudinal ligament, the posterior longitudinal ligament, the supraspinous ligament, and the capsular ligaments of the apophyseal/facet joints.
Localization of substance P and neurofilament immunoreactIve fibers in the lumbar facet joint capsule and supraspinous ligament of the rabbit.
I have no idea what happened, but he suffered a major trauma to his supraspinous ligament while at livery away from home.
Ossification of the supraspinous and interspinous ligaments produces a characteristic single or double radio-dense sign on the AP view of the spine (Fig.