Bursa subacromialis

The subacromial-subdeltoid bursa (SASD), also simply known as the subacromial bursa, is a bursa within the shoulder that is simply a potential space in normal individuals.

Gross anatomy

  • extends from below the acromion, over the shoulder and the greater tuberosity of the humerus
  • laterally, the bursa lies over the superior surface of the supraspinatus and infraspinatus tendons
  • it sits deep to the deltoid muscle

Related pathology