Background: The ossified superior transverse scapular ligament is one of the risk factor for the suprascapular nerve entrapment neuropathy and poses a challenge during suprascapular nerve decompression.
Aim: This study has been done to understand the various mechanisms of neural injury leading to suprascapular entrapment neuropathy and to compare its incidence in different populations.
Materials and Methods: 131 dryIndianhuman scapulae (64-right and 67-left) were examined and analysed.
Results: 6.1% (8 in 131) scapulae presented with completely ossified STSLof which 3 on right side and 5 on left side.
Conclusion: The anatomical knowledge of ossified STSL may be helpful for clinician dealing with suprascapularnerve entrapment neuropathy and the knowledge of underlying mechanism of injury to nerve may be helpful in planning the appropriate treatment strategy.
Scapula, Superior transverse scapular ligament, Suprascapular notch, Suprascapular neuropathy, ossification.