Spine of scapula
The spine of scapula is a structural feature on the scapula bone (also known as the shoulder blade or shoulder bone).
The spine of the scapula bone is a prominent projection (alternatively described as a "plate" of bone) that extends across the top of the dorsal surface of the scapula, as shown in the diagram below.
The spine of the scapula itself has two surfaces, the upper, or 'superior' surface and the lower or 'inferior' surface, and three borders - anterior, posterior and crest. The superior surface of the spine of scapula is concave and leads to the supraspinous fossa.
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.