Supra-acromial bursa

Last revised by Assoc Prof Craig Hacking on 28 Dec 2020

The supra-acromial bursa is one of the five main shoulder bursae.

Gross anatomy

  • located subcutaneously
  • superior to the acromion
  • not usually in communication with neighboring bursae or the glenohumeral joint 1,2

Related pathology

Cases of supra-acromial bursitis have occasionally been reported in literature 3.

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Cases and figures

  • Figure 1: shoulder bursa illustration (creative commons image)
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  • Figure 2: shoulder bursa (Gray's illustration)
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