Supraglenoid tubercle

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Supraglenoid tubercle
Gray205 left scapula lateral view - Supraglenoid tubercle.png
Left scapula. Lateral view. Supraglenoid tubercle labeled in red.
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Bones of left shoulder. Supraglenoid tubercle shown in red.
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LatinTuberculum supraglenoidale
Identifiers
Gray'sp.205
Dorlands
/Elsevier
t_21/12829075
Anatomical terms of bone
 
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Supraglenoid tubercle
Gray205 left scapula lateral view - Supraglenoid tubercle.png
Left scapula. Lateral view. Supraglenoid tubercle labeled in red.
Supraglenoid tubercle of left scapula03.png
Bones of left shoulder. Supraglenoid tubercle shown in red.
Details
LatinTuberculum supraglenoidale
Identifiers
Gray'sp.205
Dorlands
/Elsevier
t_21/12829075
Anatomical terms of bone

The supraglenoid tubercle is a region of the scapula from which the long head of the biceps brachii muscle originates. It is a small, rough projection superior to the glenoid cavity near the base of the coracoid process. The term supraglenoid is from the Latin supra meaning above and glenoid meaning socket or cavity.[1]

Clinical relevance[edit]

Biceps tendonitis originates on the long head of the biceps brachii at the supraglenoid tubercle in 30% of cases. The symptom is generally anterior biceps instability but the disease can also be characterized by chronic anterior shoulder pain which radiates towards the lateral part of the elbow.[2] In cases of Biceps Tendonitis steroids can be injected flouroscopically at the supraglenoid tubercle to reduce pain associated with the pathology.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ brainSPIN. "Structure Detail". anatomyEXPERT. Retrieved 2012-03-04. 
  2. ^ "Biceps Tendonitis". Eorif.com. Retrieved 2012-03-04. 
  3. ^ Mitra, Raj; Nguyen, Andrew; Stevens, Kathryn J. (2011). "Fluoroscopically Guided Supraglenoid Tubercle Steroid Injections for the Management of Biceps Tendonitis". Pain Practice 11 (4): 392–6. doi:10.1111/j.1533-2500.2010.00424.x. PMID 21114615. 

This article incorporates text from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy.

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