What is the shoulder joint?

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The shoulder joint is one of the most important joints in human’s body as it provides flexibility and rotation to the arm in many positions.

The shoulder joint consists of three important bones:

  • Acromion
  • Clavicle
  • Cracoid process

The shoulder joint consists of three important bone structures as well:

  • Rotator cuff – formed of muscles and tendons that surround the shoulder, with a main function to support shoulder’s stability and allow a wide range motion
  • Bursa – a small fluid sac that protects the tendons of the rotator cuff
  • Labrum – it forms a cup for the humerus’s head to fit into

To learn more about the anatomy of the shoulder joint please visit our shoulder section.