glenoid cavity

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Noun1.glenoid cavity - the concavity in the head of the scapula that receives the head of the humerus to form the shoulder joint
scapula, shoulder blade, shoulder bone - either of two flat triangular bones one on each side of the shoulder in human beings
fossa, pit - a concavity in a surface (especially an anatomical depression)
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The glenoid cavity is a shallow pear shaped articular fossa which is located on the lateral angle of the scapula.
Glenoid fossa prosthesis is basically resurfacing and prosthesis of glenoid cavity of the shoulder.
It's a soft-tissue rim located within the glenoid cavity that stabilizes the shoulder joint.
The joint is formed from the spherical head of the humerus, which acts as a "ball," and the glenoid cavity, which forms the "socket."
The distinctive characteristics noted are the lateral orientation of the glenoid cavity, wide acromion that projects laterally above a horizontally oriented glenoid cavity and a narrow coracoacromial arch.
(a) There is a rim on the glenoid cavity that constrains superior motion of the shoulder.
Adam, "Surgical treatment of displaced fractures of the glenoid cavity," International Orthopaedics, vol.
The primary surgery for severe shoulder arthritis is a total shoulder replacement, in which the surgeon replaces the ball-shaped top of the humerus with a metal implant and the socket (glenoid cavity) with a plastic component.
The labrum is a ring of fibrocartilage based on the glenoid cavity. It increases the shoulder's depth, stability and shock absorption capacity.