Glenoid cavity

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Bone: Glenoid cavity
Glenoid fossa of right side.
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Left scapula. Lateral view.
Latin c. glenoidalis
Gray's subject #50 207
/ Elsevier

On the lateral angle of the scapula is a shallow pyriform, articular surface, the glenoid cavity (or glenoid fossa of scapula), which is directed lateralward and forward and articulates with the head of the humerus; it is broader below than above and its vertical diameter is the longest.

The surface is covered with cartilage in the fresh state; and its margins, slightly raised, give attachment to a fibrocartilaginous structure, the glenoid labrum, which deepens the cavity.

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