Type of Article:  Original Research

Volume 8; Issue 1.2 (February 2020)

Page No.: 7311-7315

DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.16965/ijar.2019.364


Vinay KV *1, Aravind U 2, Sangeetha DM 3, Arathy LN 2.

*1 Professor of Anatomy, A.J Institute of Medical Sciences, Kuntikana, Mangaluru, Karnataka, India.

2 Second year MBBS student, K.S. Hegde Medical Academy, NITTE (Deemed to be University) Deralakatte, Mangaluru, Karnataka, India.

3 Associate Professor, A.J.  Institute of engineering and technology, Mangaluru, Karnataka, India.

Corresponding author: Dr. Vinay KV, Professor of Anatomy, A.J Institute of Medical Sciences, Kuntikana, Mangaluru. Karnataka. India. Mob: 7795767676. E-Mail: dr7795767676@gmail.com


Background: The acromion process plays an important role in formation of the shoulder joint and provides stability to the shoulder joint. Acromion process resection is done in case of shoulder impingement syndrome.

Materials and Methods: About 100 dry human scapulae were measured for parameters such as length, breadth of acromion process of scapula. The acromio coracoids distance and acromio glenoid distance was measured using vernier callipers.

Observation: It was observed that the curved type of acromion process was the commonest type. Flat type is least common type. The mean length of acromion process on right side is longer significantly than the left side. The length of acromion process on right side is significantly longer than the left side. All the other parameters (Breadth of acromion process, Acromio glenoid distance, acromio clavicular distance on right and left side was not significant.

Conclusion: The present study provides useful data of dimensions of acromion which may help the orthopaedicians during surgical repair around the shoulder joint. It will of interest to anthropologists when studying about the evolution of the bipedal gate.

Key words: Scapula, Acromion process, Coracoid process, Morphometry.


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Cite this article: Vinay KV, Aravind U, Sangeetha DM, Arathy LN. MORPHOMETRY OF ACROMION PROCESS OF HUMAN SCAPULAE. Int J Anat Res 2020;8(1.2):7311-7315. DOI: 10.16965/ijar.2019.364