Spine of scapula
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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