Shoulder

ANATOMY OF THE SHOULDER

AN INSIDE LOOK AT THE STRUCTURE OF THE SHOULDER

The shoulder joint is a ball and socket joint that is formed by the union of the humerus (upper arm), the scapula (shoulder blade), and the clavicle (collar bone). It is the most mobile joint in the human body producing numerous ranges of motion in various planes. The ligaments and muscles surrounding and within the joint, including the rotator cuff, are the structures which provide stability and strength to the upper arm.

shoulder

Common conditions involving the shoulder include:

  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Rotator cuff and/or biceps tendinitis
  • Bursitis
  • Impingement
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Dislocations/Subluxations
  • Cartilage/Tendon tears
  • Humeral/Clavicular Fractures

Treatment options include, but are not limited to:

  • Shoulder arthroscopy
  • Rotator cuff repair
  • Shoulder replacement
  • Fracture care
  • Injection therapy
  • Physical therapy