Inferior angle of scapula

The Human Scapula Bone

The inferior angle (of the scapula) is a structural feature on the scapula bone (also known as the shoulder blade or shoulder bone).

The inferior angle of the scapula bone is located at the lowest point of the scapula (each of the scapulae bones*).
* There are two scapulae bones, one on each side (right- and left-side) of the upper posterior thorax of the human skeleton.

The inferior angle of the scapula is positioned where the vertebral border, which is also called the 'medial border' (of the scapula) meets the axillary border, which is also called the 'lateral border' (of the scapula).

The point of origin of the Teres Major (muscle) extends along the lower axillary border of the scapula as far the the inferior angle of the scapula on the dorsal surface of the scapula, which may also be referred to as the posterior surface.

See also the diagram of the 3 angles of the scapula bone.

For more about this and related topics see the links to other features on the scapula bone listed on the left and the pages about the scapula bone and about bone markings and features on bones.

More about bones and features on bones:

For further information see also books about orthopaedics.

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