shoulder complex

shoulder complex

The joints of the shoulder (acromioclavicular, sternoclavicular, glenohumeral and scapulothoracic joints) considered as a single functional unit, which rely on associated muscles (e.g., those attached to the scapula) to provide dynamic stability.

shoulder complex

Clinical anatomy The joints of the shoulder–acromioclavicular, sternoclavicular, glenohumeral, scapulothoracic joints, which rely on associated muscles–eg, those attached to the scapula, to provide dynamic stability. See Frozen shoulder, Little League shoulder, Milwaukee shoulder, Pathologists' shoulder, Rotator cuff, Scapular reaction.

shoul·der com·plex

(shōl'dĕr kom'pleks)
1. The sternoclavicular, acromioclavicular, glenohumeral, and scapulothoracic joints, together with associated muscles and connective tissue.
2. The shoulder and the pectoral girdle.
3. Synonym(s): shoulder girdle.
References in periodicals archive ?
The challenge when assessing and treating shoulder pain is working out which structure(s) within the shoulder complex is responsible for the pain.
if normal scapular movements are disrupted by abnormal scapular muscle firing patterns, weakness, fatigue or injury, the shoulder complex functions less efficiently and injury risk increases.
The shoulder complex comprises the glenohumeral, acromiaclavicular, sternoclavicular, scapulothoracic joints and the subacromial space.
A Master Clinicians Approach to Advanced Concepts in Examination and Treatment of the Shoulder Complex
In normal shoulders, co-contraction of agonist and antagonist muscle groups enhances the dynamic stability of the shoulder complex (18).
Direct Linear Transformation (DLT) method (Abdel-Aziz and Karara, 1971) was performed to establish three-dimensional (3D) coordinates of the shoulder complex in throwing with a 2D-3D motion analyzer (Frame-DIAS II, DKH, Tokyo, Japan).
Modeling the 3D pose of a human arm and shoulder complex using only two parameters, Integrated Computer Aided Engineering, vol.
Management of impairment of the shoulder complex can be facilitated if based on detailed, precise examination.
The presence of shoulder pain post CVA is not limited to patients with subluxation of the shoulder complex and studies have not found a strong relationship between pain and subluxation.