superior border of scapula


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su·pe·ri·or bor·der of scap·u·la

[TA]
the margin of the scapula that extends from the glenoid fossa to the superior angle.
Synonym(s): margo superior scapulae [TA]
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Suprascapular notch is a depression on the lateral part of superior border of scapula, medial to the coracoid process.
The suprascapular notch is a depression on the lateral part of superior border of scapula running medial to the coracoid process.
The subclavius posticus muscle conventionally extends from the first rib to the superior border of scapula. It runs superior to the subclavian artery, subclavian vein and brachial plexus.
[6] In some animals, this suprascapular notch is always bridges by bone in place of ligament [7] Overhead abduction of shoulder joint causes traction on this suprascapular nerve, which may compress it against superior border of scapula. The common site of compression of suprascapular nerve is at the suprascapular notch or at the spinoglenoid notch in nerve entrapment syndrome, an acquired neuropathy.
The lateral part of superior border of scapula contains suprascapular notch which is bridged by superior transverse scapular ligament converting into foramen.

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