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Encyclopedia > Superior border of scapula
Bone: Superior border of scapula
Left scapula. Dorsal surface. (Superior border labeled at center top.)
Gray's subject #50 204
Dorlands/Elsevier m_04/12515001

Of the three borders of the scapula, the superior border (or superior margin) is the shortest and thinnest; it is concave, and extends from the medial angle to the base of the coracoid process. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (591x850, 63 KB) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Left scapula - front view () Left scapula - rear view () In anatomy, the scapula, or shoulder blade, is the bone that connects the humerus (arm bone) with the clavicle (collar bone). ... Elseviers logo. ... Left scapula - front view () Left scapula - rear view () In anatomy, the scapula, or shoulder blade, is the bone that connects the humerus (arm bone) with the clavicle (collar bone). ... In human beings, the coracoid process is a small hook-like structure that comes off the scapula to point forward. ...


At its lateral part is a deep, semicircular notch, the scapular notch, formed partly by the base of the coracoid process. In human beings, the coracoid process is a small hook-like structure that comes off the scapula to point forward. ...


This notch is converted into a foramen by the superior transverse ligament, and serves for the passage of the suprascapular nerve; sometimes the ligament is ossified. In anatomy, a foramen is any opening. ... The Nervus suprascapularis (Suprascapular nerve) is a nerve of the plexus brachialis. ... Ossification is the process of bone formation, in which connective tissues, such as cartilage are turned to bone or bone-like tissue. ...


The adjacent part of the superior border affords attachment to the Omohyoideus. The omohyoid muscle is a muscle at the front of the neck that consists of two bellies separated by an intermediate tendon. ...


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