Shoulder Arthroscopy

Rotator Cuff Repairs

Shoulder Instability

The soft tissues of the shoulder joint include:

Rotator Cuff - A group of 4 tendons make the rotator cuff and it holds the head of the humerus in the socket.

Bicep Tendon - The bicep tendon is a long cord-like structure which attaches the bicep muscle to the shoulder and helps to stabilize the joint.

Coraco Clavicluar Ligament - This ligament connects the clavicle with the corocoid process of the scapula.

Acromio Clavicular Ligament - It connects the clavicle with the acromion process.

Glenoid Labrum - The Glenoid labrum is a ring of fibro-cartilage surrounding the cavity of the scapula for stabilization of the shoulder joint.

Articular Cartilage or the Capsule - It is a capsule that surrounds the shoulder joint and helps to keep the ball and socket normally aligned.

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Click on the link below to find out more from the orthopaedic connection of American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons:

http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/menus/arm.cfm