The shoulder joint, where the bones in the shoulder meet, is the body's most mobile joint. It allows for a large range of movement, much of it central to everyday activity. Being capable of that range of movement, however, makes the shoulder joint inherently unstable. Tendons, ligaments, muscles and the glenoid labrum are in place to compensate for that instability. Still, shoulder-joint injuries are not uncommon, and should be evaluated by a medical professional to determine their severity and whether treatment is required.
The shoulder comprises three bones: the clavicle, humerus and scapula, more commonly known as the collarbone, upper arm bone and shoulder blade, respectively. There are also three joints in the shoulder responsible for movement, including:
- Non-Surgical Management of Shoulder Problems
- Arthroscopy of Shoulder
- Rotator Cuff Repair
- Total Shoulder Arthroplasty
- Joint Injections