Shoulder joint - Articulatio humeri

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General terms > Arthrology > Joints of thoracic limb > Shoulder joint



The shoulder joint (of glenohumeral joint) is a synovial ball-and-socket joint between the glenoid cavity of the scapula and the head of the humerus. It is  capable of movement in any direction, but its chief movements are flexion and extension.

Text by Antoine Micheau, MD - Copyright IMAIOS
Miller's Anatomy of the Dog, 4th Edition - Evans & de Lahunta- Elsevier


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