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Joint capsule

Joint cavity Head of humerus

Articular cartilage Scapula

Humerus

(a) The shoulder joint allows movements in all directions. Note that a bursa is associated with this joint. (b) Photograph of the shoulder joint (coronal section).

Acromion of scapula

Coracohumeral ligament

Transverse humeral ligament

Coracoid process of scapula

Acromion of scapula

Coracohumeral ligament

Transverse humeral ligament

Scapula Coracoid Process

Coracoid process of scapula

Subscapular bursa

Humerus Scapula

Figure 8.14

(a) Ligaments hold together the articulating surfaces of the shoulder. (b) The glenoid labrum is a ligament composed of fibrocartilage.

Acromion process

Articular capsule (glenohumeral r ligaments hidden)

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