Study the anatomy of the shoulder with the help of the following shoulder diagram. These diagrams are all labeled and in all of the diagrams show you the detailed illustration of the shoulder anatomy in our body. Let’s explore the following shoulder diagram below.
As you can notice in the shoulder diagrams above, the shoulder is one of the largest joints in the body and its joint is formed where the humerus (upper arm bone) fits into the scapula (shoulder blade). The collection of muscles and tendons in the shoulder is known as the rotator cuff. The muscles of the rotator cuff include the suprasinatus, infraspinatus, teres minor, and subscapularis. The shoulder has about eight muscles that attach to the scapula, humerus, and clavicle. These muscles form the outer shape of the shoulder and underarm. Now, look at the following different picture of the anatomy.
The muscles in the shoulder aid in a wide range of movement and help protect and maintain the main shoulder joint, known as the glenohumeral joint. The largest of these shoulder muscles is the deltoid. This large triangular muscle covers the glenohumeral joint and gives the shoulder its rounded-off shape. The deltoid prevents joint dislocation when someone carries heavy objects.
All of the diagrams provided above are printable shoulder diagrams. Study the following diagrams and choose the one that is perfect for your learning reference! Hopefully, these diagrams will help you understand more about the shoulder anatomy!