Arthroscopic Shoulder Anatomy

  • Cyrus J. Lashgari
  • Leesa M. Galatz
  • Ken Yamaguchi


Afirm grasp of shoulder anatomy is requisite to ensure the best possible outcome and to avoid complications of arthroscopic shoulder surgery. Enthusiasm for minimally invasive shoulder surgery has fostered many studies on arthroscopic shoulder anatomy. This chapter focuses on the arthroscopic rather than open anatomy of the shoulder. An emphasis is placed on appreciating normal anatomy and its variants as distinguished from true pathology of the shoulder. The chapter is organized into the following sections: superficial anatomy, the long head of the biceps tendon, the rotator interval, the glenoid labrum, the glenohumeral ligaments, the rotator cuff, bony anatomy, neurovascular structures, and the subacromial space.


Rotator Cuff Humeral Head Great Tuberosity Biceps Tendon Axillary Nerve 
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  • Cyrus J. Lashgari
  • Leesa M. Galatz
  • Ken Yamaguchi

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