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Welcome to our health education library. The information shared below is provided to you as an educational and informational source only and is not intended to replace a medical examination or consultation, or medical advice given to you by a physician or medical professional.

Parts of the ShoulderPartes del hombro

Parts of the Shoulder

The shoulder is the most flexible part of the body. The main joint in the shoulder is called the glenohumeral joint. This is where the arm bone (humerus) rests in a shallow socket called the glenoid. The bones in the shoulder are connected by ligaments, muscles, and other strong tissues. When the shoulder is healthy, you can move your arm in almost any direction (a full range of motion).

Cutaway view of shoulder

Publication Source: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Publication Source: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Online Source: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Online Source: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Date Last Reviewed: 2007-01-15T00:00:00-07:00

Date Last Modified: 2005-06-05T00:00:00-06:00

Parts of the ShoulderPartes del hombro

Parts of the Shoulder

The shoulder is the most flexible part of the body. The main joint in the shoulder is called the glenohumeral joint. This is where the arm bone (humerus) rests in a shallow socket called the glenoid. The bones in the shoulder are connected by ligaments, muscles, and other strong tissues. When the shoulder is healthy, you can move your arm in almost any direction (a full range of motion).

Cutaway view of shoulder

Publication Source: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Publication Source: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Online Source: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Online Source: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Date Last Reviewed: 2007-01-15T00:00:00-07:00

Date Last Modified: 2005-06-05T00:00:00-06:00

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