Glenohumeral Capsule

  • Giovanni Di Giacomo
  • Nicole Pouliart


The influence of arthroscopy over the last 30 years has induced an evolution towards closer visualisation of the commonly recognised ligaments (superior, middle and inferior glenohumeral), leading them to be seen as clearly defined bands or folds rather than as parts of a larger complex; on the other hand, microscopic and histological techniques have resulted in an expansion of our knowledge of both the inferior glenohumeral ligament and the superior structures, enabling anyone to become aware of the intimate relationships between coracohumeral and superior glenohumeral ligaments, rotator cuff tendons and the transverse band.


Rotator Cuff Coracoid Process Subscapularis Tendon Glenohumeral Ligament Bicipital Groove 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Giovanni Di Giacomo
    • 1
  • Nicole Pouliart
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Arthroscopic Surgery DepartmentConcordia Hospital for Special SurgeryRomeItaly
  2. 2.Department of Human AnatomyVrije Universiteit BrusselBelgium
  3. 3.Department of Orthopaedics and TraumatologyUniversitair Ziekenhuis BrusselBrusselBelgium

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