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R. Shane Tubbs, Marios Loukas, Mohammadali M. Shoja, Robert J. Spinner, Erik H. Middlebrooks, William R. Stetler Jr., Leslie Acakpo-Satchivi, John C. Wellons III, Jeffrey P. Blount and W. Jerry Oakes

T he suprascapular nerve is a branch of the upper trunk of the brachial plexus and is comprised of C-5 and sometimes C-6 ventral root fibers. This nerve travels through the posterior cervical triangle alongside the suprascapular artery and vein in a slightly deeper plane than the posterior belly of the omohyoid muscle as it proceeds toward the medial lip of the suprascapular notch. The suprascapular nerve and vessels become segregated as the nerve continues deep to the suprascapular ligament, and the vessels travel superficial to this band ( Fig. 1 ). In