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Information on the Shoulder

Anterior shoulder - Orthopaedics SA

The shoulder is a complex joint allowing us a great range of movement and flexibility. It is also susceptible to injury due to the delicate construction and balance of bones, ligaments, tendons and muscles making up the joint.

The shoulder consists of three bones: the collarbone (clavicle), the arm bone (humerus) and shoulder blade (scapula). Muscles and tendons help keep these bones in place, providing strength and stability to the joint.

Many shoulder conditions can be treated, but often a cure, back to 100% normal, is not achievable (similar to a skin scar sustained at the age of 7 remaining until the age of 97).