IJSRP, Volume 4, Issue 9, September 2014 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
Dr Girish V. Patil, Dr Shishirkumar, Dr Apoorva D, Dr Thejeswari, Mr Sushanth N.K.
The superior margin of the scapula is thin and sharp and is the shortest of the three. It is interrupted by the scapular notch, which lies very close to the root of the coracoid process. This notch is bridged by the superior transverse scapular ligament, thus converting it into a foramen. The shape of the suprascapular notch is one of the important predisposing factor for the suprascapular nerve entrapment. The present study was done by observing 112 human dried scapulae. Type IV was the most common type with 40 (35.71 %) scapulae, whereas type V was the least observed type with just two (1.79 %) scapulae. The reason for the different shape of suprascapular notch can be probably explained from the point of ossification of corocoid process and other bony parts in and around the suprascapular notch. Knowledge of suprascapular notch variations may be essential for surgeons performing SN decompression, especially by means of endoscopic techniques.