|Nerve: Suprascapular nerve|
|The suprascapular, axillary, and radial nerves. (Suprascapular labeled at upper left.)|
|The right brachial plexus with its short branches, viewed from in front. (Suprascapular labeled at upper left.)|
|Gray's||subject #210 932|
|From||C5–C6 of brachial plexus|
It runs lateralward beneath the Trapezius and the Omohyoideus, and enters the supraspinatous fossa through the suprascapular notch, below, the superior transverse scapular ligament; it then passes beneath the Supraspinatus, and curves around the lateral border of the spine of the scapula to the infraspinatous fossa.
In the supraspinatous fossa it gives off two branches to the Supraspinatus muscle, and an articular filament to the shoulder-joint; and in the infraspinatous fossa it gives off two branches to the Infraspinatous muscle, besides some filaments to the shoulder-joint and scapula.
- Suprascapular paralysis is a common condition in veterinary medicine.
- Duke Orthopedics suprascapular_nerve
- Diagram at physsportsmed.com
- Suprascapular+nerve at eMedicine Dictionary
- SUNY Figs 05:03-02 - "The major subdivisions and terminal nerves of the brachial plexus."
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