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Shoulder

The shoulder is a muscle-guided joint. This means that the flexible connection consists largely of muscles, the ligament structures are further in the background here (in contrast to the hip joint).

This muscle guiding proves to be a great advantage, as the shoulder joint possesses a wide range of mobility as a result. The disadvantage is the low degree of stability and therefore a higher susceptibility of the shoulder to injury.

In the picture you can see the relatively small joint surface that connects both bones to one another. In addition to the musculature, the upper arm also has an additional aid for stabilisation in the shoulder joint. This consists of a cartilaginous lip which supports the spherical head of the humerus. This cartilaginous lip is called the glenoid labrum.


 

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