Subacromial-subdeltoid bursa

Dr Ian Bickle and Dr Jeremy Jones et al.

The subacromial-subdeltoid bursa (SASD) (also simply known as the subacromial bursa) is a bursa within the shoulder that is simply a potential space in normal individuals.

Gross anatomy

  • extends from below the acromion, over the shoulder and the greater tuberosity of the humerus
  • laterally, the bursa lies over the superior surface of the supraspinatus and infraspinatus tendons
  • it sits deep to the deltoid muscle

Related pathology

Upper limb anatomy
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Article information

rID: 10204
Section: Anatomy
Tag: refs
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • SA-SD bursa
  • SA-SDB
  • Subacromial bursa
  • SASD bursa

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    Figure 1: SASD = 1
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    Case 1: subacromial-subdeltoid bursal injection
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    Case 3: on arthrography
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    Case 4: subacromial bursal injection
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