Lateral angle of the scapula
|Lateral angle of the scapula|
Left scapula. Dorsal surface. (Lateral angle labeled, upside down, at upper left.)
Left scapula. Dorsal surface. Head of scapula is shown in red.
|Latin||angulus lateralis scapulae|
|Anatomical terms of bone|
The lateral angle of the scapula (head of the scapula) is the thickest part of the bone.
On it is a shallow pyriform, articular surface, the glenoid cavity, 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 neck of the scapula is the slightly constricted portion which surrounds the head; it is more distinct below and behind than above and in front.
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