shoulder joint


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

Historical Examples of shoulder joint

  • It was but a chance word of your own, while I was at work upon your shoulder-joint, he replied.


    Julian Hawthorne

  • 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

    George Goodchild

  • Of nineteen patients in whom the shoulder-joint was resected, in twelve a more or less useful arm was preserved; and seven died.

  • 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

    Woods Hutchinson