International Journal of Medical and Health Research

International Journal of Medical and Health Research


International Journal of Medical and Health Research
International Journal of Medical and Health Research
Vol. 5, Issue 5 (2019)

Study of morphology of glenoid cavity of scapula; done on dry bone specimen in the department of anatomy of MGM medical college Jamshedpur


Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Dr. SK Chuhan, Dr. Subash Modi

Introduction: Glenoid cavity of scapula is of variable shape and therefore its anatomy has got importance for orthopaedic surgeon and prosthetic designers. Presence of notch in the antero-superior part of glenoid rim affects its morphology. Variations in shape of glenoid cavity are also important for understanding the various pathologies involving the shoulder joint. Present study aims to determine various anthropometric parameters of scapula and glenoid cavity including the variations of its shape. Materials and Methods: A total of 60 dry scapulae available in the Department of Anatomy were taken for the study. Results: The mean length and breadth of scapula observed were 138.94±11.76 mm 102.65±6.82mm respectively. The mean length of the glenoid observed in the was 36.78±3.02 mm. The mean AP glenoid diameter 1 and 2 were 22.93±2.54mm and20.62±2.13 mm respectively. The mean Glenoid cavity Index (GCI) found in the present study was 66.29 ± 9.79 mm. Conclusion: The dimensions of the glenoid observed in the present study were similar to those recorded in the studies done on other populations.
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Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Dr. SK Chuhan, Dr. Subash Modi. Study of morphology of glenoid cavity of scapula; done on dry bone specimen in the department of anatomy of MGM medical college Jamshedpur. International Journal of Medical and Health Research, Volume 5, Issue 5, 2019, Pages 91-94
International Journal of Medical and Health Research