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ANATOMICAL RELATIONSHIP OF THE SUPRASCAPULAR NERVE TO THE CORACOID PROCESS, ACROMIOCLAVICULAR JOINT AND ACROMION.
Rev Bras Ortop. 2010 May-Jun; 45(3):269-72.RB

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

To establish the anatomical relationship of the suprascapular nerve (SSN) located in the suprascapular notch, to the medial border of the base of the coracoid process, the acromial joint surface of the acromioclavicular joint and the anterolateral border of the acromion.

METHODS

We dissected 16 shoulders of 16 cadavers (9 males and 7 females). The distances from the suprascapular nerve (at its passage beneath the transverse ligament) to certain fixed points on the medial border of the base of the coracoid process, the acromial joint surface of the acromioclavicular joint, and the anterolateral border of the acromion were measured with the aid of calipers and correlated with age and sex. Cadavers with previous surgical interventions were excluded.

RESULTS

The mean measurements from the notch of the suprascapular nerve were: 3.9 cm to the medial border of the base of the coracoid process (ranging from 3.1 cm to 5.2 cm); 4.7 cm to the acromioclavicular joint (ranging from 3.9 cm to 5.2 cm); and 6.1 cm to the anterolateral border of the acromion (ranging from 5.7 cm to 6.8 cm).

CONCLUSION

Accurate anatomical knowledge of the nerves of the anterior region of the shoulder is essential in order to avoid iatrogenic injuries and to achieve satisfactory results in surgical treatment for shoulder diseases, whether performed as open or arthroscopic procedures.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Third-year resident physician in the Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Federal University of Sao Paulo.Orthopedist at the Sports Traumatology Center (Cete/Unifesp) and member of the Brazilian Society of Orthopedics and Traumatology.Orthopedist at the Sports Traumatology Center (Cete/Unifesp) and member of the Brazilian Society of Orthopedics and Traumatology.Orthopedist at the Sports Traumatology Center (Cete/Unifesp) and member of the Brazilian Society of Orthopedics and Traumatology.Attending physician at the Sports Traumatology Center (Cete/Unifesp).Attending physician at the Sports Traumatology Center (Cete/Unifesp).PhD in Orthopedics and Head of the Shoulder Group at the Sports Traumatology Center (Cete/Unifesp).

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

27022551

Citation

Terra, Bernardo Barcellos, et al. "ANATOMICAL RELATIONSHIP of the SUPRASCAPULAR NERVE to the CORACOID PROCESS, ACROMIOCLAVICULAR JOINT and ACROMION." Revista Brasileira De Ortopedia, vol. 45, no. 3, 2010, pp. 269-72.
Terra BB, Gaspar EF, Siqueira KL, et al. ANATOMICAL RELATIONSHIP OF THE SUPRASCAPULAR NERVE TO THE CORACOID PROCESS, ACROMIOCLAVICULAR JOINT AND ACROMION. Revista brasileira de ortopedia. 2010;45(3):269-72.
Terra, B. B., Gaspar, E. F., Siqueira, K. L., Filho, N. S., Monteiro, G. C., Andreoli, C. V., & Ejnisman, B. (2010). ANATOMICAL RELATIONSHIP OF THE SUPRASCAPULAR NERVE TO THE CORACOID PROCESS, ACROMIOCLAVICULAR JOINT AND ACROMION. Revista Brasileira De Ortopedia, 45(3), 269-72. https://doi.org/10.1016/S2255-4971(15)30367-0
Terra BB, et al. ANATOMICAL RELATIONSHIP of the SUPRASCAPULAR NERVE to the CORACOID PROCESS, ACROMIOCLAVICULAR JOINT and ACROMION. Revista brasileira de ortopedia. 2010 May-Jun;45(3):269-72. PubMed PMID: 27022551.
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TY - JOUR T1 - ANATOMICAL RELATIONSHIP OF THE SUPRASCAPULAR NERVE TO THE CORACOID PROCESS, ACROMIOCLAVICULAR JOINT AND ACROMION. AU - Terra,Bernardo Barcellos, AU - Gaspar,Eric Figueiredo, AU - Siqueira,Karina Levy, AU - Filho,Nivaldo Souza Cardozo, AU - Monteiro,Gustavo Cará, AU - Andreoli,Carlos Vicente, AU - Ejnisman,Benno, Y1 - 2015/11/17/ PY - 2016/3/30/entrez PY - 2010/5/1/pubmed PY - 2010/5/1/medline KW - Anatomy KW - Brachial plexus KW - Shoulder SP - 269 EP - 72 JF - Revista brasileira de ortopedia VL - 45 IS - 3 N2 - OBJECTIVE: To establish the anatomical relationship of the suprascapular nerve (SSN) located in the suprascapular notch, to the medial border of the base of the coracoid process, the acromial joint surface of the acromioclavicular joint and the anterolateral border of the acromion. METHODS: We dissected 16 shoulders of 16 cadavers (9 males and 7 females). The distances from the suprascapular nerve (at its passage beneath the transverse ligament) to certain fixed points on the medial border of the base of the coracoid process, the acromial joint surface of the acromioclavicular joint, and the anterolateral border of the acromion were measured with the aid of calipers and correlated with age and sex. Cadavers with previous surgical interventions were excluded. RESULTS: The mean measurements from the notch of the suprascapular nerve were: 3.9 cm to the medial border of the base of the coracoid process (ranging from 3.1 cm to 5.2 cm); 4.7 cm to the acromioclavicular joint (ranging from 3.9 cm to 5.2 cm); and 6.1 cm to the anterolateral border of the acromion (ranging from 5.7 cm to 6.8 cm). CONCLUSION: Accurate anatomical knowledge of the nerves of the anterior region of the shoulder is essential in order to avoid iatrogenic injuries and to achieve satisfactory results in surgical treatment for shoulder diseases, whether performed as open or arthroscopic procedures. SN - 2255-4971 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/27022551/ANATOMICAL_RELATIONSHIP_OF_THE_SUPRASCAPULAR_NERVE_TO_THE_CORACOID_PROCESS_ACROMIOCLAVICULAR_JOINT_AND_ACROMION_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S2255-4971(15)30367-0 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -
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