suprascapular ligament


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su·pe·ri·or trans·verse scap·u·lar lig·a·ment

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the strong fibrous band that bridges the scapular notch creating a foramen that gives passage to the suprascapular nerve, whereas the suprascapular vessels pass over the ligament superiorly.

suprascapular ligament

A thin fibrous band of tissue extending from the base of the coracoid process of the scapula to the inner margin of the suprascapular notch. The suprascapular artery passes over this ligament and the suprascapular nerve passes under the ligament.
See also: ligament
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DISCUSSION: The ossification of suprascapular ligament is multifactorial and from the literatures we found that its incidence varies in different populations of world as shown in Table no.
But in humans, the conversion of suprascapular notch into a foramen as a result of the ossification of the suprascapular ligament was found in three of 60(5%) scapulae by Poirier & Charpy (1911).
Among the various factors, including variation in the shape of the suprascapular notch along with morphological variation of the superior transverse suprascapular ligament causing suprascapular nerve entrapment, complete absence of the suprascapular notch may also be one of the predisposing factors for suprascapular nerve entrapment neuropathy.