TechniquesTrapezius-sparing Approach to Osteochondromas on the Ventral Surface of the ScapulaStevens, Jarrad MBBS, FRACS, FAOrthA; Stirling, Paul BSc (Hons) MBChB (Hons) MRCSEd; Patton, James T. FRCS (Tr & Orth), FRCSEd, MB ChBAuthor Information Department of Orthopaedics, Royal Infirmary Edinburgh, UK Ethical approval was obtained from the Royal Infirmary Edinburgh Ethics Committee. The authors declare no conflict of interest. Reprints: Jarrad Stevens, MBBS, FRACS, FAOrthA, Department of Orthopaedics, Royal Infirmary Edinburgh, UK EH16 4SA (e-mail: [email protected]). Techniques in Shoulder & Elbow Surgery: September 2018 - Volume 19 - Issue 3 - p 124-128 doi: 10.1097/BTE.0000000000000143 Buy Metrics Abstract Lesions affecting the ventral surface of the scapula are rare but can be associated with significant mechanical symptoms, such a pseudowinging or snapping scapula syndrome. Excision of osteochondromas arising from this region can be challenging due to the numerous muscle origins and attachments. Access to the bony surface of the scapula may be associated with extensive muscular detachment and soft tissue dissection. We describe a novel open trapezius-sparing approach to the ventral surface of the scapula. Copyright © 2018 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.