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Correlation between morphometry of the suprascapular notch and anthropometric measurements of the scapula

M. Polguj, K.S. Jędrzejewski, M. Podgórski, M. Topol
Folia Morphol 2011;70(2):109-115.

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Vol 70, No 2 (2011)
ORIGINAL ARTICLES
Published online: 2011-06-01
Submitted: 2012-06-27

Abstract

The concept of the study was to find the correlation between the morphometry of the suprascapular notch and basic anthropometric measurements of the human scapula.
The measurements of the human scapulae included: morphological length and width, maximal width and length projection of scapular spine, length of acromion, and maximal length of the coracoid process. The glenoid cavity was measured in two perpendicular directions to evaluate its width and length. The width-length scapular and glenoid cavity indexes were calculated for every bone. In addition to standard anthropometric measurements two other measurements were defined and evaluated for every suprascapular notch: maximal depth (MD) and superior transverse diameter (STD).
The superior transverse suprascapular ligament was completely ossified in 7% of cases. Ten (11.6%) scapulae had a discrete notch. In the studied material, in 21 (24.4%) scapulae the MD was longer than the STD. Two (2.3%) scapulae had equal maximal depth and superior transverse diameter. In 47 (57.7%) scapulae the superior transverse diameter was longer than the maximal depth. There was no statistically significant difference between anthropometric measurements in the group with higher MD and the group with higher STD. The maximal depth of the suprascapular notch negatively correlated with the scapular width-length index. The maximal depth of the scapular notch correlated with the morphological length of the scapulae. (Folia Morphol 2011; 70, 2: 109–115)

Abstract

The concept of the study was to find the correlation between the morphometry of the suprascapular notch and basic anthropometric measurements of the human scapula.
The measurements of the human scapulae included: morphological length and width, maximal width and length projection of scapular spine, length of acromion, and maximal length of the coracoid process. The glenoid cavity was measured in two perpendicular directions to evaluate its width and length. The width-length scapular and glenoid cavity indexes were calculated for every bone. In addition to standard anthropometric measurements two other measurements were defined and evaluated for every suprascapular notch: maximal depth (MD) and superior transverse diameter (STD).
The superior transverse suprascapular ligament was completely ossified in 7% of cases. Ten (11.6%) scapulae had a discrete notch. In the studied material, in 21 (24.4%) scapulae the MD was longer than the STD. Two (2.3%) scapulae had equal maximal depth and superior transverse diameter. In 47 (57.7%) scapulae the superior transverse diameter was longer than the maximal depth. There was no statistically significant difference between anthropometric measurements in the group with higher MD and the group with higher STD. The maximal depth of the suprascapular notch negatively correlated with the scapular width-length index. The maximal depth of the scapular notch correlated with the morphological length of the scapulae. (Folia Morphol 2011; 70, 2: 109–115)
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Keywords

suprascapular notch; human; variation

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Title

Correlation between morphometry of the suprascapular notch and anthropometric measurements of the scapula

Journal

Folia Morphologica

Issue

Vol 70, No 2 (2011)

Pages

109-115

Published online

2011-06-01

Bibliographic record

Folia Morphol 2011;70(2):109-115.

Keywords

suprascapular notch
human
variation

Authors

M. Polguj
K.S. Jędrzejewski
M. Podgórski
M. Topol

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