Scapulothoracic Joint

  • Andrea De Vita
  • W. Ben Kibler
  • Nicole Pouliart
  • Aaron Sciascia


The scapula is anatomically and biomechanically involved in shoulder function and movement of the arm [1]. During the process of shoulder and arm movement to achieve a change in glenohumeral position and during movements required in athletic and daily activities, the two are linked (Fig. 1.1).


Rotator Cuff Latissimus Dorsi Trapezius Muscle Glenohumeral Joint Pectoralis Major Muscle 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Andrea De Vita
    • 1
  • W. Ben Kibler
    • 2
  • Nicole Pouliart
    • 3
    • 4
  • Aaron Sciascia
    • 2
  1. 1.Arthroscopic Surgery DepartmentConcordia Hospital for Special SurgeryRomeItaly
  2. 2.Lexington Clinic Sports Medicine CenterLexingtonUSA
  3. 3.Department of Human AnatomyVrije Universiteit BrusselBelgium
  4. 4.Department of Orthopaedics and TraumatologyUniversitair Ziekenhuis BrusselBrusselBelgium

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