Shoulder bursae

Last revised by Amir Mahmud on 25 Oct 2023

Shoulder bursae refer to sacs surrounding the shoulder joint that are filled with synovial fluid. As with bursae in general, they facilitate movement and reduce friction at tendon-tendon and tendon-bone interfaces. 

There are five main bursae around the shoulder. They include:

Sometimes authors include a 6th bursal space which is the

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