Author: Dr Peter de Souza
Last modified: 14 December 2021

The scapula connects the humerus with the clavicle and forms the back of the shoulder (pectoral) girdle. It is a flat triangular shaped bone located posterolaterally on the thoracic cage.

  • Surfaces (costal and posterior)
  • Borders (superior, lateral and medial)
  • Angles (lateral, superior and inferior)
  • Processes (coracoid, spinous, acromion)