Chapter 8
Joints
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Acromion
of scapula
Synovial membrane
Fibrous layer of
articular capsule
Articular
cartilage
Coracoacromial
ligament
Subacromial
bursa
Fibrous layer of
articular capsule
Tendon
sheath
Tendon of
long head
of biceps
brachii muscle
(a) Frontal section through right shoulder joint
Synovial cavity
of the glenoid
cavity containing
synovial fluid
Humerus
(b) Cadaver photo corresponding to (a)
Acromion
Coracoacromial
ligament
Subacromial
bursa
Coracohumeral
ligament
Greater
tubercle
of humerus
Transverse
humeral
ligament
Tendon sheath
Tendon of
long head
of biceps
brachii
muscle
Articular
capsule
reinforced by
glenohumeral
ligaments
Subscapular
bursa
Tendon of the
subscapularis
muscle
Scapula
Coracoid
process
(c) Anterior view of right shoulder joint capsule
Acromion
Coracoid
process
Articular
capsule
Glenoid cavity
Glenoid labrum
Tendon of long
head of biceps
brachii muscle
Glenohumeral
ligaments
Tendon of the
subscapularis
muscle
Scapula
Posterior
Anterior
(d) Lateral view of socket of right shoulder joint,
humerus removed
(e) Anterior view of an opened shoulder joint
Head of
humerus
Muscle of
rotator
cuff (cut)
Acromion
(cut)
Glenoid
cavity of
scapula
Capsule of
shoulder
joint
(opened)
Figure 8.10
The shoulder joint.
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