Shoulder - Definition

August 2017


Definition

The shoulder is the region of the body that connects the torso with the upper limb. It is made of three bones (clavicle, scapula, and humerus), tendons, muscles and ligaments. The shoulder includes several joints (acromioclavicular, scapulohumeral, etc.) that renders it extremely mobile. It is subject to several traumatisms or chronic pains: fractures, dislocations, lesions of the rotator cuff, tendinitis, osteoarthritis, etc.

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Original article published by Jeff. Translated by Jeff. Latest update on January 11, 2016 at 09:52 AM by christelle.b.
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