Acromioclavicular joint - Definition
Also known as the AC joint, it is a joint at the top section of the shoulder. It is stablized by three joints:
It is also referred to as:
Acromioclavicular joint - Location
This joint is positioned between the acromial articular surface of the scapula and the acromial articular surface of the clavicle.
Acromioclavicular joint - Function
It forms the connection between the two shoulder girdle components, the clavicle and the acromion. It is responsible for the ability of humans to raise arms above the head. It acts as a point of pivot and helps in teh motion of the scapula, thus letting the arm rotate to a greater degree.
Acromioclavicular joint - Pictures
Check out the images below to know how this structure appears to view.
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