shoulder girdle


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girdle

 [ger´d'l]
an encircling or confining structure.
pectoral girdle shoulder girdle.
pelvic girdle the encircling bony structure supporting the lower limbs.
shoulder girdle (thoracic girdle) the encircling bony structure supporting the upper limbs.

pec·to·ral gir·dle

[TA]
the incomplete bony ring, formed by the clavicles and the scapulae, which supports the upper limb, attaching its appendicular skeleton to the axial skeleton (manubrium sterni).

shoulder girdle

n.
The pectoral girdle, especially of a human.

shoulder girdle

Etymology: AS, sculder + gyrdel
a partial arch at the top of the trunk formed by the scapula and clavicle.

shoul·der gir·dle

(shōl'dĕr gĭr'dĕl)
The bony ring, incomplete behind, which serves for the attachment and support of the upper limbs. It is formed by the manubrium sterni, the clavicles, and the scapulae.
Synonym(s): pectoral girdle, shoulder complex (3) .

shoulder girdle

see PECTORAL GIRDLE.

shoulder girdle

the parts of the musculoskeletal system that link the upper limbs to the sternum in front and to the vertebral column behind, including sternoclavicular joint, clavicle, acromioclavicular joint, scapula and attached muscles.

girdle

an encircling or confining structure.

pelvic girdle
see pelvic girdle.
shoulder girdle
the incomplete bony ring made up of the scapulae, clavicles and coracoids (when present) sometimes incorporating the manubrium of the sternum. Called also pectoral or thoracic girdle.
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Improving stabilization about the shoulder girdle and reducing the presence of scapular winging is important in the long-term success of patient suffering from NA.
Finally, the trapezius, levator scapulae, rhomboids, and serratus anterior muscles stabilize and position the scapula and shoulder girdle, and are therefore very important to the swimming stroke.
Most tasks that we perform require us to work down and in front of ourselves, causing us to flex the upper spine, protract the head, protract the shoulder girdles, and medially rotate the arms.
One large and frequently overworked muscle of the upper back and shoulder girdle is the trapezius.
In a more detailed analysis, considering the eventual contribution of the shoulder girdle (in the range-of-motion of IR), athletes seemed to show a scapula in retraction and anterior tilt.
In order to reconstruct the shoulder girdle, a hip spacer (spacer G by Orthodynamics) was cemented into the proximal humerus with the soft tissues tensioned appropriately.
I had to avoid any load on the shoulder girdle, and my figure returned to its predisposed nature: thin and round-shouldered, but now with excessive fat in the abdominal area, hardly controlled by diet.
Muscles that are usually tight and need to be stretched include the hamstrings, gastroc/soleus, quadriceps, hip flexors, hip abductors, pectoralis, and anterior shoulder girdle.
This is an unusually painful surgery, especially for quadriplegics, due to the length and extensiveness of the surgery and the fact that the majority of the shoulder girdle muscles are attached to the neck.
Pressing the shoulders down and squeezing the rhomboids (muscles in the upper back) will lock in the shoulder girdle and keep that area stable enough to get the muscle group you're working to carry the majority of the weight.