International Journal of Anatomy and Research

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Type of Article: Original Research

Year: 2016 | Volume 4 | Issue 2 | Page No. 2473-2479

Date of Publication: 30-06-2016



Kate Deepali R *1, Ajari Ashutosh 2, Chandanwale Ajay 3, Bahetee B H 4, Babhulkar Ashish 5.

*1 Associate Professor, Department of Anatomy B.J.Govt.Medical College and Sassoon Hospital, Pune, Maharashtra, India.

2 Department of Shoulder and Sports injury, Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital, Pune, Maharashtra India.

3 Professor, Department of Orthopedic, B J Govt Medical College and Sassoon Hospital, Pune, Maharashtra, India.

4 Professor, Department of Anatomy B J Govt Medical College and Sassoon Hospital Pune, Maharashtra, India.

5 Department of Shoulder and Sports injury, Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital, Pune, Maharashtra India.

Address: Dr. Kate Deepali R. Associate Professor, Department of Anatomy, B J Govt.Medical College and Sassoon Hospital, Pune, Maharashtra, India. Contact: +919960273531


Background: The shoulder joint is vulnerable for dislocation due to disproportionate articular surfaces. The morphology of shoulder bones is well investigated in the western population, whether Glenoid conforms to the same dimensions in Indian population is sparsely known. The knowledge of bony morphometry, their variation and racial differences are of paramount significance in the diagnosis and management of shoulder diseases and to produce a more anatomical result in shoulder replacement surgery.
Aim: The current investigation was aimed to study and analyze morphometric data of Glenoid in Indian population.
Materials and Methods: We studied sixty seven wet scapulae of known sex, retrieved from embalmed human cadavers age varied from sixty to eighty years. The Glenoid parameters under consideration were height, breadth and version. The data obtained was analysed and discussed with other osteological studies.
Results: The mean combined glenoid height  recorded  was 34.07±3.79mm and the average combined anterior-posterior diameter of the lower half of glenoid was 24.44 ±2.98 mm .The values of glenoid version showed wide distribution in our study ranging from-10º to +6º  The mean glenoid version of the left side -1.00±4.06º and on the right side -3.30±3.63º
Conclusion: The glenoid version showed a wide variation ranging from (-10º to +6º) on comparison, the right shoulders were found to be more retroverted than the left. The glenoid height and width noted was in accordance with other Indian studies. However significant variation with respect to western bone morphology has emerged.
Key Words:  Glenoid, Shoulder Arthroplasty, Cadavers.


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Kate Deepali R, Ajari Ashutosh, Chandanwale Ajay, Bahetee B H, Babhulkar Ashish. OSSEOUS ANATOMY OF GLENOID: CADAVERIC STUDY. Int J Anat Res 2016;4(2):2473-2479. DOI: 10.16965/ijar.2016.242




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