the upper, nearly horizontal border of the scapula between the superior angle and the scapular notch.
Lateral (Axillary) Border
The long, obliquely slanting border of the scapula between the inferior angle and the region of the glenoid cavity. It is adjacent to the arm pit.
Medial (vertebral) border
the long, nearly vertial border of the scapula between the superior and inferior angles. It is adjacent to the vertebral column
The junction of the superior and medial borders
the junction of the medial (vertebral) and lateral (axillary) borders
a slightly abstract region. the region of the scapula in the vicinity of the glenoid cavity or the point where the superior and lateral (axillry) borders of the scapula would intersect. (This angle is also called the acromial or external angle)
technically, the point where the inferior border of the "crest" of the spine of the scapula and lateral border of the acromion intersect.
Dorsal (Posterior) Aspect
the whole external surface of the scapula which includes the spine, supraspinous fossa, and infraspinous fossa
Ventral (anterior) aspect
the whole internal surface of the scapula composed mostly of concave subscapular fossa. It is against the ribs.
the relatively slender ride of bone on the dorsal surface of the scapula. It begins at the medial (vertebral) border of the scapula and passes into the "free" acromion.
Acromial Process/ Acromion
the free, lateral-end of the spine and scapula. it is above the head of the humerus and forms the "point" of the shoulder.
the deeply concave region of the dorsal surface above the spine of the scapula. It is between the spien and superior border.
The large, slightly concave area of the dorsal surface below the spine of the scapula
The large concave area on the ventral surface of the scapula
Glenoid Cavity (Fossa)
a depression at the lateral angle of the scapula that articulates with the head of the humerus. It is "in/on" the lateral surface of the head of the scapula.
a raised area/small protuberance just superior to the glenoid caivity. (created by origin of the long head of the biceps brachii muscle)
a roughened area/small protuberance just inferior to the glenoid cavity (created by the origin of the long head of the triceps brachii muscle)
the circular/rounded "block-like" mass of bone lateral to the neck of the scapula that forms the glenoid cavity.
the crow's beak-like projection passing anteriorly from the head of the scapula. It is just lateral to the scapular notch.
Clavicular Articular Facet
the medially facing facet on the anterior region of the acromion that serves as the point of articulation with the acromial end of the clavicle
the notch in the upper margin of the scapula just medial to the coracoid process.
Nutrient Formaen/ Formina
essentially any small, unnamed hole in a bone. These holes serve as passage-ways for blood vessels into the bone. They are most often found in regions of stress (and thus in regions of higher metabolic activity)
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