Muscles of the shoulder

Dr Jeremy Jones et al.

Muscles of the shoulder can be subdivided into a variety of groups depending on origin, topography, function or innervation. The system used here groups muscles based on function and topography (which are closely related in the upper limb):

Muscles of the shoulder girdle

Muscles that have migrated from the head
Posterior muscles of the trunk and shoulder girdle
Anterior muscles of the trunk and shoulder girdle

Muscles of the shoulder joint

The rotator cuff
Posterior muscle group
Anterior muscle group
Anatomy: Upper limb
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rID: 5136
Section: Anatomy
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Shoulder (muscles)

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