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Supra-acromial bursa

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.

Anatomy: Upper limb

Anatomy: Upper limb

Article information

rID: 85098
Section: Anatomy
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • supra acromial bursa
  • supraacromial bursa

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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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