Executive Editor: Jörg Auer

Authors: Jörg Auer

Horse Scapula

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Glossary

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.

Long craniolateral approach

A 20 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.

The approach to the scapula for application of the human distal femur plate has to be extended caudally along the scapular spine. The supraspinatus muscle has to be retraced in proximal direction from spine.

 

Lateral approach

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.

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