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The acromioclavicular joint, or AC joint, is a joint at the top of the shoulder.
In human anatomy, the acromion (from Greek: akros, "highest", ōmos, "shoulder", plural: acromia) is a bony process on the scapula (shoulder blade).
Acromioplasty is an arthroscopic surgical procedure of the acromion.
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), located in Rockville, MD, a suburb of Washington, D.C., is one of 12 Agencies within the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) is an orthopedic organization.
Anatomical terminology is a form of scientific terminology used by anatomists, zoologists, and health professionals such as doctors.
Motion, the process of movement, is described using specific anatomical terms.
Apoptosis (from Ancient Greek ἀπόπτωσις "falling off") is a process of programmed cell death that occurs in multicellular organisms.
Artelon is a biomaterial developed and sold by the Swedish company Artimplant.
Arthritis is a term often used to mean any disorder that affects joints.
An arthrogram is a series of images of a joint after injection of a contrast medium, usually done by fluoroscopy or MRI.
Arthroplasty (literally "forming of joint") is an orthopedic surgical procedure where the articular surface of a musculoskeletal joint is replaced, remodeled, or realigned by osteotomy or some other procedure.
Arthroscopy (also called arthroscopic or keyhole surgery) is a minimally invasive surgical procedure on a joint in which an examination and sometimes treatment of damage is performed using an arthroscope, an endoscope that is inserted into the joint through a small incision.
In medicine, a disease is considered asymptomatic if a patient is a carrier for a disease or infection but experiences no symptoms.
Atrophy is the partial or complete wasting away of a part of the body.
Biomechanics is the study of the structure and function of the mechanical aspects of biological systems, at any level from whole organisms to organs, cells and cell organelles, using the methods of mechanics.
Bleeding, also known as hemorrhaging or haemorrhaging, is blood escaping from the circulatory system.
The body mass index (BMI) or Quetelet index is a value derived from the mass (weight) and height of an individual.
Calcific tendinitis is a form of tendinitis, a disorder characterized by deposits of hydroxyapatite (a crystalline calcium phosphate) in any tendon of the body, but most commonly in the tendons of the rotator cuff (shoulder), causing pain and inflammation.
Calcification is the accumulation of calcium salts in a body tissue.
Collagen is the main structural protein in the extracellular space in the various connective tissues in animal bodies.
The coracoacromial ligament is a strong triangular band, extending between the coracoid process and the acromion.
Corticosteroids are a class of steroid hormones that are produced in the adrenal cortex of vertebrates, as well as the synthetic analogues of these hormones.
Crepitus (also termed crepitation) is a medical term to describe the grating, crackling or popping sounds and sensations experienced under the skin and joints or a crackling sensation due to the presence of air in the subcutaneous tissue.
The deltoid muscle is the muscle forming the rounded contour of the human shoulder.
Edema, also spelled oedema or œdema, is an abnormal accumulation of fluid in the interstitium, located beneath the skin and in the cavities of the body, which can cause severe pain.
An exostosis (plural: exostoses) or bone spur, is the formation of new bone on the surface of a bone.
The greater tubercle of the humerus is situated lateral to the head of the humerus and posterolateral to the lesser tubercle.
The humerus (plural: humeri) is a long bone in the arm or forelimb that runs from the shoulder to the elbow.
Shoulder impingement syndrome, also called subacromial impingement, painful arc syndrome, supraspinatus syndrome, swimmer's shoulder, and thrower's shoulder, is a clinical syndrome which occurs when the tendons of the rotator cuff muscles become irritated and inflamed as they pass through the subacromial space, the passage beneath the acromion.
Injury, also known as physical trauma, is damage to the body caused by external force.
An intrinsic property is a property of a system or of a material itself or within.
Iontophoresis is a process of transdermal drug delivery by use of a voltage gradient on the skin.
A joint or articulation (or articular surface) is the connection made between bones in the body which link the skeletal system into a functional whole.
A ligament is the fibrous connective tissue that connects bones to other bones.
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a medical imaging technique used in radiology to form pictures of the anatomy and the physiological processes of the body in both health and disease.
Medical ultrasound (also known as diagnostic sonography or ultrasonography) is a diagnostic imaging technique based on the application of ultrasound.
MedlinePlus is an online information service produced by the United States National Library of Medicine.
Morphology is a branch of biology dealing with the study of the form and structure of organisms and their specific structural features.
Muscle is a soft tissue found in most animals.
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are a drug class that reduce pain, decrease fever, prevent blood clots and, in higher doses, decrease inflammation.
Orthopedic surgery or orthopedics, also spelled orthopaedic, is the branch of surgery concerned with conditions involving the musculoskeletal system.
Osteoarthritis (OA) is a type of joint disease that results from breakdown of joint cartilage and underlying bone.
Physical therapy (PT), also known as physiotherapy, is one of the allied health professions that, by using mechanical force and movements (bio-mechanics or kinesiology), manual therapy, exercise therapy, and electrotherapy, remediates impairments and promotes mobility and function.
Prevalence in epidemiology is the proportion of a particular population found to be affected by a medical condition (typically a disease or a risk factor such as smoking or seat-belt use).
Projectional radiography is a form of radiography and medical imaging that produces two-dimensional images by x-ray radiation.
Radiculopathy, also commonly referred to as pinched nerve, refers to a set of conditions in which one or more nerves are affected and do not work properly (a neuropathy).
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a long-term autoimmune disorder that primarily affects joints.
In anatomy, the rotator cuff) is a group of muscles and their tendons that act to stabilize the shoulder. Of the seven scapulohumeral muscles, four make up the rotator cuff. The four muscles are the supraspinatus muscle, the infraspinatus muscle, teres minor muscle, and the subscapularis muscle.
A Shoulder examination (or shoulder exam) is a portion of a physical examination used to identify potential pathology involving the shoulder.
The shoulder joint (or glenohumeral joint from Greek glene, eyeball, + -oid, 'form of', + Latin humerus, shoulder) is structurally classified as a synovial ball and socket joint and functionally as a diarthrosis and multiaxial joint.
Sports injuries are injuries that occur in athletic activities or exercising.
Stretching is a form of physical exercise in which a specific muscle or tendon (or muscle group) is deliberately flexed or stretched in order to improve the muscle's felt elasticity and achieve comfortable muscle tone.
The supraspinatus (plural supraspinati) is a relatively small muscle of the upper back that runs from the supraspinatous fossa superior portion of the scapula (shoulder blade) to the greater tubercle of the humerus.
In epidemiology a susceptible individual (sometimes known simply as a susceptible) is a member of a population who is at risk of becoming infected by a disease.
A bursa (plural bursae or bursas) is a small fluid-filled sac lined by synovial membrane with an inner capillary layer of viscous synovial fluid (similar in consistency to that of a raw egg white).
Tendinitis (also tendonitis), meaning inflammation of a tendon, is a type of tendinopathy often confused with the more common tendinosis, which has similar symptoms but requires different treatment.
A tendon or sinew is a tough band of fibrous connective tissue that usually connects muscle to bone and is capable of withstanding tension.
In biology, tissue is a cellular organizational level between cells and a complete organ.
Ultrasound is sound waves with frequencies higher than the upper audible limit of human hearing.
The University of Washington School of Medicine (UWSOM) is a public medical school in the northwest United States, located in Seattle and affiliated with the University of Washington.
The upper or proximal extremity of the humerus consists of the bone's large rounded head joined to the body by a constricted portion called the neck, and two eminences, the greater and lesser tubercles.
The velocity of an object is the rate of change of its position with respect to a frame of reference, and is a function of time.