Inferior angle of scapula
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.
More about bones and features on bones:
- Structures and functions of bones (an overview about the skeletal system)
- Types of bones, such as long bones, short bones, flat bones, etc.
- Bone markings and features on bones of the human body
- Types of joints, such as immoveable, slightly moveable and freely moveable joints
- Diagram of the human skeleton
- Overview of types of conditions and disorders of the skeletal system
For further information see also books about orthopaedics.