Loyola University Medical Education Network Dissection of the Scapula

Posterior view of the scapula showing the superior scapular notch bridged by superior transverse ligament (1). The suprascapular artery (2) passes over the ligament and the suprascapular nerve (3) passes deep to the ligament. Both artery and nerve continue around the notch of the spine into the infraspinatous fossa where they supply the muscles there.

John A. McNulty, Ph.D.
Last Updated: Mar 4, 1998
Created: Aug 18, 1996