The shoulder functions like an elegant piece of machinery. It has the greatest range of motion of any joint in the body. However, this large range of motion can lead to joint problems.
Understanding how the anatomy of the shoulder can help you understand how the shoulder works, how it can be injured and how challenging recovery from a shoulder injury can be.
If you have a cast, click here for a downloadable PDF with directions for how to take proper care of it.
More information about the shoulder, arm and elbow is available from the Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, of which YOA is a member. Visit the Academy links below to learn more.
Broken Bones and Injuries
Tears and Instability
Biceps Tendon Tear at the Elbow
Biceps Tendon Tear at the Shoulder
Chronic Shoulder Instability
Rotator Cuff Tears
Rotator Cuff Tears and Treatment Options
Rotator Cuff Tears: Frequently Asked Questions
Shoulder Joint Tear (Glenoid Labrum Tear)
Diseases and Syndromes
Treatment and Rehabilitation