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Santosh University Journal of Health Sciences

Morphometric study of glenoid cavity of scapulae in north Indian population with clinical significance

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Author Details : Yogesh Yadav*, Pratishtha Potdar, Jagmohan Dhakar

Volume : 5, Issue : 2, Year : 2019

Article Page : 78-81

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Introduction: Shoulder arthroplasty offers pain relief and improvement in patients of shoulder arthritis. It need proper fixation of glenoid cavity to prevent loosening, a common cause for surgery. As glenoid cavity is small, it permits only a tight spot for limited fixation devices. So, knowledge of the morphological data of various parameters of glenoid cavity is of utter importance. 
Materials and Methods: An observational cross-Sectional study was done on 66 unpaired human scapulae. They belong to adult population of North India and of unknown sex. Superior-inferior diameter and Anterior-posterior diameter of maximum distance at the glenoid cavity were measured and based on these measurements index of glenoid cavity calculated.
Result and Discussion: The shape of the glenoid cavity was classified on basis of the presence or absence of a notch on the glenoid rim as pear shaped, inverted comma shaped and oval shaped. All the parameters exhibit a greater value for the right side. The ethnic and racial variations could be the explanation for difference seen between the values of present study and that of other workers. The above mentioned parameters may be taken into consideration while doing shoulder arthroplasty and designing glenoid prostheses for North Indian population.
Conclusion: Extensive and detail knowledge of various data of the glenoid cavity measurements is important for the anatomists, orthopaedicians, prosthetists, and anthropologists.

Keywords: Glenoid cavity, Glenoid notch, Shape of Glenoid cavity, Glenoid prostheses, Shoulder arthroplasty.

Doi : 10.18231/j.sujhs.2019.016

How to cite : Yadav Y, Potdar P, Dhakar J, Morphometric study of glenoid cavity of scapulae in north Indian population with clinical significance. Santosh Univ J Health Sci 2019;5(2):78-81

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