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Radiographic and geometric anatomy of the scapula.

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Mallon, WJ; Brown, HR; Vogler, JB; Martinez, S
Published in: Clin Orthop Relat Res
April 1992

In an effort to study anatomic parameters of the scapula that may be of clinical importance, scapulae were harvested from cadavers and stripped of their soft tissues. For each scapula, three roentgenograms then were obtained: a Y-scapular view, an axillary lateral view, and a glenoid fossa (or true anteroposterior) view. Computed tomographic pneumoarthrograms and randomly selected antero-posterior chest roentgenograms of skeletally mature adults were studied also to measure further roentgenographic parameters of the normal scapula. The geometric anatomy of the scapula is of fundamental importance in the pathomechanics of rotator cuff disease, total shoulder arthroplasty, and recurrent shoulder dislocation. This study presents in detail the exact geometry of scapula anatomy, giving precise figures for distances, angles, and radii of curvature of the scapula. All results then are discussed in terms of their clinical relevance to the above problems.

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Published In

Clin Orthop Relat Res

ISSN

0009-921X

Publication Date

April 1992

Issue

277

Start / End Page

142 / 154

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed
  • Technology, Radiologic
  • Shoulder Joint
  • Scapula
  • Orthopedics
  • Humans
  • Histological Techniques
  • Arthrography
  • 1103 Clinical Sciences
 

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Mallon, W. J., Brown, H. R., Vogler, J. B., & Martinez, S. (1992). Radiographic and geometric anatomy of the scapula. Clin Orthop Relat Res, (277), 142–154.
Mallon, W. J., H. R. Brown, J. B. Vogler, and S. Martinez. “Radiographic and geometric anatomy of the scapula.Clin Orthop Relat Res, no. 277 (April 1992): 142–54.
Mallon WJ, Brown HR, Vogler JB, Martinez S. Radiographic and geometric anatomy of the scapula. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 1992 Apr;(277):142–54.
Mallon, W. J., et al. “Radiographic and geometric anatomy of the scapula.Clin Orthop Relat Res, no. 277, Apr. 1992, pp. 142–54.
Mallon WJ, Brown HR, Vogler JB, Martinez S. Radiographic and geometric anatomy of the scapula. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 1992 Apr;(277):142–154.
Journal cover image

Published In

Clin Orthop Relat Res

ISSN

0009-921X

Publication Date

April 1992

Issue

277

Start / End Page

142 / 154

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed
  • Technology, Radiologic
  • Shoulder Joint
  • Scapula
  • Orthopedics
  • Humans
  • Histological Techniques
  • Arthrography
  • 1103 Clinical Sciences