Craniolateral to the shoulder
A 15 cm long slightly curved skin incision, starting just cranial to the acromion process of the scapula, is made in distal direction towards the greater tubercle.
A 25 cm skin incision is made along the spine of the scapula down to the bone.
For shoulder arthrodesis
The skin incision is performed along the cranial edge of the scapula and extended over the glenoid tubercle distally to the level of the mid humerus.