Shoulder Muscles,
Tendons, Ligaments, Joint


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The biceps muscle has two tendon attachments

  • The long head of the biceps goes into the shoulder under the rotator cuff and onto the superior (top) part of the glenoid labrum
  • The short head of the biceps attaches into the scapula at the coracoid

Coraco-acromial ligament (CA ligament) – attaches the Acromion process to the coracoids

  • The CA ligament along with the acromial process create the Outlet of the shoulder thru which passes the supraspinatus tendon of the rotator cuff

Glenoid Labrum – a ring of fibrous cartilage which surrounds and deepends the glenoid providing stability to the socket and holding the humeral head

Capsular Ligament – thick structure which surrounds the joint providing stability

Articular cartilage is the joint surface of both the humeral head and the glenoid and provides a low friction interface.

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