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Subscapular Artery : How To Remember Easily ?

  • S – Superior Branch: Supplies the upper part of the subscapularis muscle.
  • U – Under Axillary Artery: Passes beneath the axillary artery.
  • B – Branches to Latissimus Dorsi: Provides blood to the latissimus dorsi muscle.
  • S – Scapular Anastomosis: Participates in the scapular anastomosis with other arteries.
  • C – Circumflex Scapular Artery: Gives rise to the circumflex scapular artery.
  • A – Axillary Artery: Arises from the axillary artery as a branch.
  • P – Posterior Circumflex Humeral Artery: Joins with the posterior circumflex humeral artery to form an anastomosis.
  • U – Under the Subscapularis Muscle: Passes underneath the subscapularis muscle.
  • L – Largest Branch: The largest branch of the axillary artery.
  • R – Relevant to Shoulder Surgery: Significant in surgical procedures involving the shoulder


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