scapulothoracic joint

scap·u·lo·tho·rac·ic joint

(skap'yū-lō-thōr-as'ik joynt)
The articulation between the scapula and the dorsal thorax; it is not a true anatomic joint because it lacks a synovial capsule and there are muscles between the anterior surface of the scapula and the thorax.
See also: pectoral girdle, shoulder girdle
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10) It is essential during this period of observation and potential early neurological recovery that the glenohumeral and scapulothoracic joint be specifically evaluated as part of the upper extremity examination during serial (i.
Overuse, trauma of the tendons, anatomic variations of the acromion or coracoid process may lead to narrowing of the subacromial space, while glenohumeral or scapulothoracic joint instability, faulty posture or posterior capsule tightness may result in impingement due to "relative narrowing" (1,7).
Although we generally focus on the glenohumeral joint when evaluating the shoulder, we should not forget that the shoulder girdle is composed of the sternoclavicular joint, the clavicle, the acromioclavicular joint, the glenohumeral joint, the scapula, and the scapulothoracic joint.
The shoulder complex comprises the glenohumeral, acromiaclavicular, sternoclavicular, scapulothoracic joints and the subacromial space.
The maximum displacements and forces generated in the scapulothoracic joints of 10 nondisabled subjects are displayed in the Table.
The biomechanics of the acromioclavicular, sternoclavicular, and scapulothoracic joints.