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what type of joint is the scapula?

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Dr. Douglas Chang
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 21 years experience
It has 3 joints: The shoulder joint itself known as the Glenohumeral joint, (is a ball and socket articulation between the head of the humerus and the glenoid cavity of the scapula) The acromioclavicular (AC) joint (where the clavicle meets the acromion of the scapula) The scapulothoracic joint (where the scapula meets with the ribs at the back of the chest)
Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Bone: The scapula is a bone, not a joint. The major joint on the scapula is known as the gleno- humeral joint which is the joint between the scapula and the humerus and is otherwise known as the shoulder joint.

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