Scapula Anatomy and Its Morphometric Evaluation

Tutuş E., Işık E. İ., Göker P.

International Congress of Medical and Health Sciences Studies , Ankara, Turkey, 13 - 14 December 2022, pp.144

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Summary Text
  • City: Ankara
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.144
  • Çukurova University Affiliated: Yes


Abstract The scapula has a complex anatomical structure due to its unique irregular shape. In our study, it was aimed to evaluate the scapula anatomically and to make comparisons between the right and left scapula by taking morphometric measurements. In our study, 50 (25 right and 25 left) dry bone scapulae of unknown age and gender were measured in Çukurova University Anatomy laboratory. In the measurements made on the scapula, the measurements were made using the camera and the measurements were recorded using the Image J program. In addition, the values found were recorded as milimeter and statistical analysis was performed using the SPSS 21.0 pocket software. As a result of the data obtained, the measurement parameters and averages of 50 scapula are as follows. The right and left lengths of the scapula differed statistically between 14.25±1.20 mm, and 13.00±1.00 mm, (p<0.05). Scapula right and left width did not differ statistically between 9.76±0.81mm, and 9.75±0.50 mm, (p>0.05). Scapular index showed a statistically significant difference between right and left 68.49±3.50 mm, and 75.00±2.75 mm, (p<0.05). Cavitas glenoidalis right and left lengths differed statistically between 3.50±0.28 mm, and 3.57±0.24 mm, (p<0.05). Cavitas glenoidalis width showed statistically significant difference between right and left 2.38±0.20 and 2.44±0.25 mm, (p<0.05). We think that knowing the anatomy of the scapula and its morphometric values will help in the field of forensic medicine in determining the differences due to variations, in surgical operations related to the scapula and in various pathologies related to the scapula. Keywords: Scapula, scapula anatomy, morphometri measure