Definition of shoulder joint in English:

shoulder joint


  • The joint connecting an upper limb or forelimb to the body. It is a ball-and-socket joint in which the head of the humerus fits into the socket of the scapula.

    • ‘My doctor injected it with cortisone several times and said the shoulder joint should be replaced.’
    • ‘On that occasion a cyst that was aggravating nerve joints was drained and the shoulder joint was cleaned up.’
    • ‘The rotator cuff is made up of a ring of muscles and ligaments that joins the head of the humerus to the shoulder joint.’
    • ‘Other areas to strengthen and support are the shoulder joint, upper arm, forearm, and wrist.’
    • ‘In this position, the rear deltoid muscle is stretched around the shoulder joint.’