Flashcards in Shoulder & Arm Deck (18)
Three bones that make up the shoulder complex are the
Clavicle, scapula and humerus
The acromioclavicular and sternoclavicular are what types of joints?
The single attachment between the axial and upper appendicular skeletons is the _______ joint
The humerus and scapula form the _____ joint
A great base camp for locating other bony landmarks of the shoulder is the ______ of the _____
With your partner prone, how can you best position your partner's hand to locate the inferior angle of the scapula?
On the small of the back
A "winged scapula" often indicates weakness in which muscle?
The superior angle of the scapula serves as an attachment site for the _____ ______ muscle and is deep to the _______ muscle
Levator Scapula, trapezius
When accessing the lateral border of the scapula, through which two muscle bellies will you have to palpate?
1.) Teres Major 2.) Teres Minor
Accessing the infraglenoid tubercle can elicit tenderness. How can you palpate this landmark without causing pain?
Use broad thumbpad
The three scapular fossae contain which three muscles?
supraspinatus, infraspinatus, subscapularis
The infraspinous fossa can be isolated by setting your fingers on which three bony landmarks?
medial border lateral border, spine of the scapula
Palpating laterally along the supraspinous fossa, your fingers will bump into which two bony structures?
1) acromion 2) clavicle
To locate the subscapular fossa in a sidelying position, you slowly sink your thumb onto the fossa's surface. What can your other hand do to help access the fossa?
Manipulate the arm for better access.
To access the medial portion of the subscapular fossa, how would you position your partner?
Side lying, with arm on the client's side
The acromion serves as an attachment site for which two muscles?
!) Deltoid 2) Trapezius
When palpating the clavicle, the ______ end rises superiorly, while the _______ end curves inferiorly