Scapula


Bone Name
Scapula

Skeletal Division
Appendicular

Description
Flat bone with the surface divided into two fossae by the spine of the scapula which extends from the vertebrae to the neck, where it subsides. The two fossae are the supraspinous fossa and the infraspinous fossa. The former is the smaller of the two, is smooth and is occupied by the supraspionous fossa.

Articulation
Joins the humerus on the ventral end

Number
One pair

Common Name
Shoulder blade, blade bone, paddle bone

Appears In Crossection
Chuck Blade G-Q

Location
The anterior part of the lateral wall of the thorax, its long axis extending obliquely from the fourth thoracic vertebrae to the sternal end of the first rib.

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