spine of scapula

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spine of scap·u·la

[TA]
the prominent triangular ridge on the dorsal aspect of the scapula, providing attachment for the trapezius and deltoid muscles and separating the supraspinous and infraspinous fossae; the acromion is a lateral extension from the spine.
Synonym(s): spina scapulae [TA]

spine of scapula

Etymology: L, spina, backbone, scapulae, shoulder blades
a sharp-edged plate of bone projecting posteriorly backward from the flattened scapula base.

spine of scap·u·la

(spīn skap'yū-lă) [TA]
The prominent triangular ridge on the dorsal aspect of the scapula, providing attachment for the trapezius and deltoid muscles and separating the supraspinous and infraspinous fossae.

spine of scapula

An osseous plate projecting from the posterior surface of the scapula.
See also: spine
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In this process two inclinometers were involved: one of them was set on the spine of the scapula and the other one placed on the posterior face of the humerus, touching the olecranon.
The difference stemmed from the use of two inclinometers and from the difficulty of positioning one of them on the spine of the scapula, which is not flat.
After injecting intradermally into the painful (Ah shi) points on the scapulae, especially under the spine of the scapula, the whole scapula may have many more painful points, 10 or 15 or more each side, and need to be injected.
The thenar eminence of the right hand is placed along the spine of the scapula with the thumb straight and pointing laterally.