Suprascapular artery

  • The suprascapular artery (also transverse scapular artery, latin: arteria suprascapularis) is a branch of the thyrocervical trunk that supplies the muscles of the scapulae.

    The suprascapular artery extends along the inferior belly of the omohyoid muscle, passes through the suprascapular notch above the superior transverse scapular ligament and reaches the supraspinous fossa.

    The suprascapular artery supplies muscles in the supraspinous and infraspinous fossae.