Ossification of the superior transverse scapular ligament and its clinical importance

  • José Aderval Aragão Universidade Federal de Sergipe
  • Iapunira Catarina Sant’Anna Aragão Medical Student, University Center of Volta Redonda (UNIFOA), Volta Redonda, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
  • Felipe Matheus Sant’Anna Aragão Medical Student, University Center of Volta Redonda (UNIFOA), Volta Redonda, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
  • Fernanda Pimentel Cavaliere de Barros Medical Student, University Center of Volta Redonda (UNIFOA), Volta Redonda, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
  • Sóstenes Silva de Oliveira Physiotherapy Student, Maurício de Nassau Faculty (UNINASSAU), Natal, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil.
  • Francisco Prado Reis Titular Professor, Medical School of Tiradentes University (UNIT), Aracaju, Sergipe, Brazil
Keywords: anatomical variations, entrapment syndrome, ossification, suprascapular notch

Abstract

The ossification of the superior transverse scapular ligament and the morphological variantions of the scapular notch can lead to entrapment of the suprascapular nerve. During the study routine on the anatomy laboratory, it was found on a right scapula an ossification of the superior transverse scapular ligament, measuring 11.15 mm in lenght, 5.93 mm in height and 2.54 mm in depth. The ossification of the superior transverse scapular ligament surely seems to be an event responsable for the entrapment of the suprascapular nerve and some painful syndromes on the shoulder.

Published
2018-09-30
How to Cite
Aragão, J., Sant’Anna Aragão, I., Sant’Anna Aragão, F., Cavaliere de Barros, F., de Oliveira, S., & Reis, F. (2018). Ossification of the superior transverse scapular ligament and its clinical importance. Acta Scientiae Anatomica, 1(1), 14-16. Retrieved from http://actasanatomica.com/journal/index.php/asa/article/view/16