medial (vertebral) border
lateral (axillary) border
spine of the scapula
root of spine of the scapula
coracoid process (GreekĄG korax = curve door handleĄF eidos = appearance)
not palpableĄG superior angle, glenoid cavity
(GreekĄG glene = socket), supraglenoid tubercle, infraglenoid tubercle, supraspinous fossa, infraspinous fossa
- Have the subject sit in a high-back chair to relax scapular muscles.
Follow the outline of the scapula, you can find three borders (superior, lateral, and medial borders)
and three angles (superior, lateral, and inferior angles).
- The spine of the scapula rests transversely across the upper portion of the scapula.
- By following the spine of the scapula medially, the root of the scapula
is at the medial end of the spine of the scapula, which is a smooth triangular-shaped area.
- Just below the lateral end of the clavicle, the coracoid process can be identified
as a round process.
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