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Indian Journal of Clinical Anatomy and Physiology


Study of Complete ossification of the superior transverse scapular ligament in Human dry Scapulae


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Author Details: Rekha BS, Divya Shanthi D’sa

Volume : 3

Issue : 2

Online ISSN : 2394-2126

Print ISSN : 2394-2118

Article First Page : 108

Article End Page : 112


Abstract

Background: The complete ossification of the superior transverse scapular ligament is one of the predisposing factor for suprascapular nerve entrapment syndrome and it is a risk factor at surgical exploration during the suprascapular nerve decompression.
Aim: To study the complete ossification of superior transverse scapular ligament and its frequency of distribution in various population of different region.
Materials and Method: 65 dry scapulae were collected and studied with naked eye examination.
Results: Macroscopic observation revealed that 6 scapulae (5-left side, 1-right side) out of 65(9.2%) scapulae had a complete ossification of superior transverse scapular ligament.
Conclusion: This anatomic information is important in the management of suprascapular nerve entrapment neuropathy or interventional procedure at the supra suprascapular nocth.

Key Words
Scapula, suprascapular notch, superior transverse scapular ligament, ossification, Suprascapular nerve entrapment neuropathy