IJCRR - 5(17), September, 2013
COMPLETELY OSSIFIED SUPRASCAPULAR LIGAMENT - A CASE REPORT
Author: Pushpa N.B., Roshni Bajpe, Shubha R.
The suprascapular notch is bridged by the superior transverse scapular ligament, (suprascapular ligament) which is attached laterally to the root of the coracoid process of the scapula and medially to medial limit of the notch. The ligament is sometimes ossified. The suprascapular nerve passes below the ligament and enters the supraspinous fossa, whereas the suprascapular vessels pass backwards above the ligament. During routine osteological class for I MBBS students we came across a scapula with completely ossified suprascapular ligament. Suprascapular nerve is mostly susceptible for entrapment at the suprascapular notch. A narrow notch or a calcified ligament has been shown to cause increased risk of injury to the suprascapular nerve.
Keywords: Suprascapular notch, Transverse scapular ligament, Entrapment syndrome.
Pushpa N.B., Roshni Bajpe, Shubha R.. COMPLETELY OSSIFIED SUPRASCAPULAR LIGAMENT - A CASE REPORT International Journal of Current Research and Review. 5(17), September, 79-81
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