:: OYSTER BLADE (2309) ::

Is located in the scapular region, lying lateral to the blade bone on the caudal side of the blade ridge. The skeletal components: Blade bone and scapular cartilage. Muscular component: M. Infraspinatus. Processing: After the shoulder clod has been separated, the muscle is excised from the lateral surface of the blade bone (fossa infraspinatus), blade ridge and scapular cartilage. It may be prepared with the connective tissue cover and perios tium, retained or removed.