shoulder joint

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Noun1.shoulder joint - a ball-and-socket joint between the head of the humerus and a cavity of the scapulashoulder joint - a ball-and-socket joint between the head of the humerus and a cavity of the scapula
scapula, shoulder blade, shoulder bone - either of two flat triangular bones one on each side of the shoulder in human beings
arteria circumflexa humeri, circumflex humeral artery - an artery that supplies the shoulder joint and shoulder muscles
arteria circumflexa scapulae, circumflex scapular artery - an artery that serves the muscles of the shoulder and scapular area
torso, trunk, body - the body excluding the head and neck and limbs; "they moved their arms and legs and bodies"
articulatio spheroidea, ball-and-socket joint, cotyloid joint, enarthrodial joint, enarthrosis, spheroid joint - a freely moving joint in which a sphere on the head of one bone fits into a rounded cavity in the other bone
rotator cuff - a supporting structure of the shoulder consisting of the muscles and tendons that attach the arm to the shoulder joint and enable the arm to move
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The company said the stemless total shoulder system provides the surgeon with an approach that results in increased exposure to the glenoid, minimises bone removal and is designed for patients with painful and/or severely disabled shoulder joints resulting from arthritis, traumatic events or AVN.
The technology may allow ISCO to not only address the therapeutic needs of patients suffering from osteoarthritic knee joints, but to also treat those with shoulder joints and intervertebral spinal disk osteoarthritis.
Twenty three months from the right shoulder surgery, and 14 months from left shoulder surgery, and with multiple uncontrolled seizures, the patient has intact, stable and good joint congruency of his bilateral shoulder joints. There is now a pain-free range of motion, external rotation of 45 degrees, intact lifts of test abduction of 170 degrees, and flexion of 160 degrees (Fig.3).
The system is indicated for patients with severely painful and/or disabled shoulder joints resulting from osteoarthritis or traumatic arthritis.
Both the shoulder joints were tender and range of movements was also restricted.
Sports -- especially racket sports like tennis and badminton -- keep the shoulder joints well oiled and flexible.
Tip: If preferred, use 2 x 900g/2lb half lamb shoulder joints instead.