The Shoulder

The Shoulder

Joints in the shoulder

The shoulder is a complex joint made up of three bones – the humerus, clavicle, and scapula. It is the most mobile joint in the body making it prone to injury.

Instability can be a problem in the shoulder as well as tears of the labrum, rotator cuff, and biceps. Fortunately, with advanced arthroscopic techniques, almost all of these problems can be treated in a minimally invasive fashion with arthroscopy.

Arthritis is also common in the shoulder. Following the hip and knee, the shoulder is the next most commonly replaced joint. With modern techniques, shoulder replacement surgery is a reliable means to improve pain, function, and mobility.

There are many different areas of the shoulder that are prone to injury. See the links below for more information on these shoulder areas, their injuries, and their orthopaedic solutions.