Pectoral girdle

Dr Henry Knipe and Assoc Prof Craig Hacking et al.

The pectoral (shouldergirdle connects the upper limb to the axial skeleton and has a complex set of movements. 

Gross anatomy

The pectoral girdle comprises of the scapula and clavicle as well as the glenohumeralacromioclavicular and sternoclavicular joints, and the scapulothoracic and subacromial spaces 1.

Anatomy: Upper limb

Anatomy: Upper limb

Article information

rID: 41587
Section: Anatomy
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Shoulder girdle

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