What is a subscapularis recess?

What is a subscapularis recess?

The subscapularis recess, also known as the superior subscapularis recess or subscapularis bursa, is a normal extension of the glenohumeral joint capsule in between the superior and middle glenohumeral ligaments.

What is Subcoracoid?

Medical Definition of subcoracoid : situated or occurring under the coracoid process of the scapula a subcoracoid dislocation of the humerus.

Where is the Subcoracoid recess?

The subcoracoid bursa is located between the anterior surface of the subscapularis and the coracoid process. It extends caudal to the tendon of the coracobrachialis and the short head of the biceps.

What causes Subcoracoid bursitis?

Pathology associated with the subcoracoid bursa The most frequently reported and well-established pathology associated with a distended subcoracoid bursa is a full thickness tear of the rotator cuff, specifically the anterior rotator cuff, or supraspinatus tendon 4, 5.

What is the axillary recess?

The axillary recess of the glenohumeral joint is located between the anterior and posterior bands of the inferior glenohumeral ligament. Text by Antoine Micheau, MD – Copyright IMAIOS.

Where is the subscapularis muscle?

The subscapularis muscle is a large triangular shaped muscle that originates from the subscapular fossa. The term “subscapularis” means under (sub) the scapula (wingbone). It is part of the four rotator cuff muscles, the other three are the supraspinatus, infraspinatus and teres minor muscles.

What does the subcoracoid bursa do?

It is located anterior to the subscapularis muscle and inferior to the coracoid process. Its function is to reduce friction between the coracobrachialis, subscapularis and short head of the biceps tendons, thus facilitating internal and external rotation of the shoulder.

How can I prevent bursitis in my shoulder?

Try the following measures to prevent bursitis:

  1. Warm up before exercising or before sports or other repetitive movements.
  2. Start new exercises or sports slowly.
  3. Take breaks often when doing repetitive tasks.
  4. Cushion “at risk” joints by using elbow or knee pads.
  5. Stop activities that cause pain.
  6. Practice good posture.

Does shoulder bursitis show up on MRI?

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), which can show detailed images of bone tissue as well as soft tissues, such as the rotator cuff, biceps tendon, and bursa.

Where is subcoracoid bursa located?

What is a recess in MRI?