Definition of shoulder joint in English:

shoulder joint

Line breaks: shoul|der joint

noun

  • The joint connecting an upper limb or forelimb to the body. It is a ball-and-socket joint in which the head of the humerus fits into the socket of the scapula.
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    • In this position, the rear deltoid muscle is stretched around the shoulder joint.
    • The rotator cuff is made up of a ring of muscles and ligaments that joins the head of the humerus to the shoulder joint.
    • My doctor injected it with cortisone several times and said the shoulder joint should be replaced.

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