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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Covering both acute and chronic trauma and reconstruction, the contributors include insights into anatomy, etiology, nonoperative treatments, surgical techniques, rehabilitation, and outcomes for each structure from the shoulder girdle to the forearm.
However, dense motor block of the upper arm and shoulder girdle is advantageous in the immediate postoperative period, in order to protect the surgical repair.