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.
More example sentences
- 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.
Definition of shoulder joint in:
- The British & World English dictionary