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Jörg Auer

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Lateral approach to the scapula

A 25 cm skin incision is made along the spine of the scapula down to the bone.

lateral approach to the scapula

The supra- and infraspinatus muscles are identified and separated from the spine.

lateral approach to the scapula

The suprascapular nerve, artery and vein are identified and secured with a Penrose drain to avoid inadvertent damage to these structures.

lateral approach to the scapula