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Biomechanics of the Shoulder and Elbow

  • Ofer Levy
  • Ali Narvani

Abstract

This chapter describes the applied biomechanics of the shoulder and elbow. Special emphasis is given to the biomechanics of common pathological conditions, including shoulder instability, rotator cuff disease, adhesive capsulitis, acromioclavicular joint conditions, scapular dyskinesia, elbow instability, and the shoulder/elbow conditions encountered by throwing athletes.

Keywords

Rotator Cuff Humeral Head Radial Head Rotator Cuff Tear Distal Clavicle 
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  • Ofer Levy
  • Ali Narvani

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