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Disorders of the Scapula and Their Role in Shoulder Injury

A Clinical Guide to Evaluation and Management

  • W. Ben Kibler
  • Aaron D. Sciascia

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. The Basics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Trevor Wilkes, W. Ben Kibler, Aaron D. Sciascia
      Pages 3-6
    3. Paula M. Ludewig, Rebekah L. Lawrence
      Pages 7-23
    4. Phil McClure, Aaron D. Sciascia, Tim L. Uhl
      Pages 35-48
  3. The Scapula and Shoulder Pathology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 49-49
    2. Katherine E. Reuther, Brent J. Morris, John E. Kuhn
      Pages 51-58
    3. Stephen J. Thomas, John D. Kelly IV
      Pages 59-78
    4. W. Ben Kibler, Aaron D. Sciascia
      Pages 79-89
    5. Peter W. Hester, W. Ben Kibler
      Pages 91-98
    6. Brent J. Morris, David Dome, Aaron D. Sciascia, W. Ben Kibler
      Pages 99-106
    7. Brent J. Morris, T. Bradley Edwards, Thomas W. Wright
      Pages 107-112
    8. W. Ben Kibler, Aaron D. Sciascia
      Pages 113-120
    9. Martin J. Kelley, Michael T. Piercey
      Pages 131-143
    10. George F. Lebus, Zaamin B. Hussain, Jonas Pogorzelski, Peter J. Millett
      Pages 145-156
    11. Donald Lee, Schuyler Halverson
      Pages 157-178
    12. Ann M. Cools, Todd S. Ellenbecker, Lori A. Michener
      Pages 179-192

About this book


This unique book - the first of its kind exclusive on disorders of the scapula - is a concise but comprehensive summary of the evidence that will enable clinicians to understand the scapula from its functions to its dysfunctions and includes clinical guidelines and pearls to improve the clinician’s competencies for the treatment of shoulder disorders. Organized logically, the book opens with a review of the baseline mechanics and pathomechanics of the scapula, proceeds to evaluation, then describes in detail the association of the scapula with specific shoulder problems, including rotator cuff disease, labral injuries, glenohumeral and multidirectional instability, clavicle fractures, acromioclavicular joint separation, and shoulder arthrosis. Subsequent chapters cover scapular muscle detachment, neurological injuries and winging, scapular fractures and snapping scapula, in addition to basic and complex rehabilitation strategies. Each chapter includes a summary section with clinical pearls.

In the past, in-depth research and expertise regarding the scapula was minimal, but a widening interest has resulted in a volume of literature that makes it possible and imperative that it be collected in a single volume. Disorders of the Scapula and Their Role in Shoulder Injury will be an excellent resource for orthopedic and trauma surgeons, residents and fellows.


Acromioclavicular joint Glenohumeral instability Multidirectional instability Rotator cuff Scapula Scapular dyskinesis Scapular examination algorithm Scapulothoracic joint Shoulder arthrosis Shoulder blade Snapping scapula Sternoclavicular joint Winging

Editors and affiliations

  • W. Ben Kibler
    • 1
  • Aaron D. Sciascia
    • 2
  1. 1.Lexington Clinic Orthopedics and Sports Medicine CenterLexingtonUSA
  2. 2.Eastern Kentucky UniversityRichmondUSA

About the editors

W. Ben Kibler, MD, FACSM, Lexington Clinic Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Center, Lexington, KY, USA

Aaron D. Sciascia, PhD, ATC, PES, Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, KY, USA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Disorders of the Scapula and Their Role in Shoulder Injury
  • Book Subtitle A Clinical Guide to Evaluation and Management
  • Editors W. Ben Kibler
    Aaron D. Sciascia
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-53582-1
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-85190-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-53584-5
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXI, 219
  • Number of Illustrations 34 b/w illustrations, 123 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Orthopedics
    Sports Medicine
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
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“This is a must-have for every general orthopedic and musculoskeletal library and is the best focused book on pathologies of the scapula. … a very important book for shoulder surgeons, as well for clinicians who care for or rehabilitate shoulder injuries. Kudos to Dr. Kibler and his colleagues for creating this wonderful reference.” (Mark R. Hutchinson, Doody's Book Reviews, September, 2017)