Learn the anatomy of the scapula with quizzes and labeled diagrams
The scapula (AKA: the shoulder blade) is a flat, triangular shaped bone connecting the upper limb with the trunk. Along with the clavicle and manubrium of the sternum, it makes up one of three parts of the pectoral (shoulder) girdle.
In this article, we’ll be helping you to learn the anatomy of the scapula, including its landmarks and other features. Prepare yourself for our scapula diagram activities and scapula quizzes!
- Scapula parts (landmarks and bone markings)
- Scapula diagram and labeling quiz
- Learn from every angle with interactive quizzes
Scapula parts (landmarks and bone markings)
First, let’s take a basic overview. Anatomy of the scapula is often taught alongside the humerus, since they are the two primary bones of the shoulder joint. Check out the video below, which takes you through the anatomy of the scapula including its bony landmarks and relation to surrounding structures, like the humerus. We also have a video which covers the scapula alone, if you’d like a narrower focus.
Next, it’s time to test your memory with a humerus and scapula labeling quiz.
Scapula diagram and labeling quiz
To help you solidify your understanding of all of the scapula parts, we’ll be using scapula diagrams as a launchpad for your revision. Seeing all the scapula landmarks on one image is a great way to get an overview of the anatomy of the scapula and remind yourself how everything works and relates to each other.
Take a look at the labeled scapula diagram above. Spend a moment trying to recall the information you learned about each structure in the video.
Once you think you’ve got everything, you can try using our unlabeled diagram, which requires you to write in the name of each scapula feature yourself. Are you ready for the challenge? Click to download the free unlabeled worksheet below.
Learn from every angle with interactive quizzes
Hopefully you’re now feeling more confident on the names and locations of the structures of the scapula. The next step is testing yourself on the topic at regular intervals, to make sure the information is sent into your long term memory store. The best way to do this is with our interactive scapula bone quizzes.
With six different types including basic and advanced identification, clinical question banks, intelligent mix (a combination of different exercise types) and customizable scapula quizzes, you can improve your knowledge of the anatomy of the scapula from every angle.
Ready to work on those holes in your knowledge? Take our quiz now!
For more videos and quizzes on the glenohumeral joint and the upper arm muscles, check out the following learning materials.
Do you enjoy learning and practicing anatomy with quizzes and labeling exercises? Check out our free anatomy quiz guides on several more anatomy structures!