The location of the inferior angle of the scapula in relation to the spine in upright position: A systematic review of the literature and meta-analysis

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20 December 2014

The location of the inferior angle of the scapula in relation to the spine in upright position: A systematic review of the literature and meta-analysis

Chiropractic & Manual Therapies
Practitioners in several of the health care professions use anatomical landmarks to identify spinal levels, both in order to enhance diagnostic accuracy and to specifically target the site of intervention. Authoritative sources usually state the upright inferior scapular angle (IAS) aligns with the spinous process (SP) of T7, but some specify the T7-8 interspace or the T8 SP. The primary goals of this study were to systematically review the relevant literature; and conduct a meta-analysis of the pooled data from retrieved studies to increase their statistical power … MORE

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