- A ball-and-socket joint between the head of the humerus and the glenoid cavity of the scapula.
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Examples from the Web for shoulder joint
It was but a chance word of your own, while I was at work upon your shoulder-joint, he replied.Dust
Amputation at the shoulder-joint was the only way of saving his life.Five Months at Anzac
Joseph Lievesley Beeston
A little hiss escaped him as the round white arm came to view, with a hideous black bruise around the shoulder-joint.Colorado Jim
Of nineteen patients in whom the shoulder-joint was resected, in twelve a more or less useful arm was preserved; and seven died.A Treatise on Gunshot Wounds
The shoulder-joint is made by the rounded head of the humerus fitting into the shallow cup of the scapula, or shoulder-blade.A Handbook of Health