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Abductors of the Shoulder Wheeless

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Description: abduction of shoulder is a smooth, integrated motion which has been termed scapulohumeral rhythm by Codman;
- disruption of this smooth motion is important since asymmetrical movement usually indicates a chronic pathological disorder of the shoulder;
- there is a 2:1 ratio of movement in GHJ & scapulothoracic joints;
- Clavicle also plays part in elevation of the arm, w/ about 40 deg of motion occurring at sternoclavicular joint & 20 deg in AC joint during full abduction of the shoulder;
Wheeless' Textbook of Orthopaedics

Type: Reference Material
Author/Contact: C.R.Wheeless
Institution: Duke
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Language: English

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Added: Mon Feb 04 2002
Last Modified: Wed Apr 09 2008