Shoulder bursa illustration (creative commons image)

Case contributed by Dr Henry Knipe

Diagram of normal bursae surrounding the shoulder joint:

  1. subacromial-subdeltoid bursa
  2. subscapular recess
  3. subcoracoid bursa
  4. coracoclavicular bursa
  5. supra-acromial bursa
  6. medial extension of subacromial-subdeltoid bursa

Case Discussion

Author: Akhila Rachakonda of Hillfield Strathallan College.

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Case information

rID: 31397
Published: 7th Oct 2014
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Excluded

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