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Spine of scapula

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Anatomy, bony landmarks and function of the scapula, also known as shoulder blade.

The posterior surface of the scapula (or shoulder blade) has a prominent ridge of bone know as the spine of scapula. It is a shelf-like projection that separates the posterior surface of the scapula into two parts: the superior supraspinous fossa and the inferior infraspinous fossa.

The spine of scapula can be readily palpated and serves as an attachment point for several muscles of the scapular region.

Terminology English: Spine of scapula
Latin: Spina scapulae
Function Divides the posterior surface of the scapula, serves as attachment point for several muscles

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