3 Borders of the Scapula Bone

The scapula bone, which is also known as the 'shoulder blade' or 'shoulder bone' is a large flat triangular bone located in the posterior part of the thorax.

As primary school children learn early in their education, all triangles have 3 (three) sides and 3 (three) angles. Being a triangular bone, the scapula as three sides (which are called 'borders') and three angles.

In summary:

  • The scapula is a triangular bone.
  • Triangles have 3 sides and 3 angles.

The following diagram of the 3 borders of the scapula is a labelled diagram of the posterior surface of the left scapula bone.

Diagram of the 3 Borders of the Scapula Superior Border of Scapula Axillary Border of Scapula Medial Border of Scapula Anterior Angle of scapula Anterior Angle of Scapula Lateral Angle of Scapula Superior Angle of Scapula Medial Angle of Scapula Superior Angle of Scapula Inferior Angle of Scapula Diagram in heavy green lines (above) with labels of angles, IvyRose Ltd. 2011. Anterior Angle of scapula Anterior Angle of Scapula Lateral Angle of Scapula Superior Angle of Scapula Medial Angle of Scapula Superior Angle of Scapula Inferior Angle of Scapula Diagram in heavy green lines (above) with labels of angles, IvyRose Ltd. 2011. Anterior angle of scapula Anterior angle of scapula Lateral angle of scapula Superior Angle of Scapula Medial Angle of Scapula Superior Angel of Scapula Inferior Angle of Scapula Diagram in heavy green lines (above) with labels of angles, IvyRose Ltd. 2011.

See also the 3 angles of the scapula bone and how many bones in the human body ?

Other pages include information about structure and functions of bones, cranial and facial bones, the vertebral column, bones of the feet and hands, and bone markings.







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