Vol. 5, Issue 2 (2019)
Morphological assessment of superior transverse scapular ligament in cadavers from Bihar Region
Author(s): Dr. Amrendra Prasad Sinha, Dr. PK Verma
Abstract: The study of suprascapular nerve (SSN) in dry scapulae will not give an idea of exact space available for suprascapular nerve in SSN as the main characters of suprascapular nerve and STSL who play major role in SNES are missing. In cadaveric dissection the effect of variations in morphology of STSL on suprascapular nerve and its relation to the suprascapular opening cross sectional area will be helpful. Hence the present study was planned to evaluate the superior transverse scapular ligament and its clinical correlation. The present study was planned in Department of Anatomy, Anugrah Narayan Magadh Medical College, Gaya, Bihar, India from jan 2017 to july 2017. Total 15 cadavers used for dissection purpose were used for current study. Approval of the institutional ethical committee was taken prior to conduct of this study. Cadaveric study of STSL providing idea of variations of morphology of STSL shall be of help to surgeons and arthroscopist to plan their approach in treatment of SNES. Radiologist, neurosurgeons and orthopedic surgeons should bear this anatomical variation in mind, since its existence alters the surgical technique or arthroscopic decompression of the suprascapular nerve. But further detail study should be done on large number of scapulae from different region and population along with cadaveric, radiologic and clinical cases study.