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Shoulder separation - series—Normal anatomy

Normal anatomy

Overview

Ligaments hold the shoulder joint together. A disruption or weakening of these connections is a shoulder separation.

Update Date 7/13/2015

Updated by: C. Benjamin Ma, MD, Professor, Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, San Francisco, CA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Isla Ogilvie, PhD, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.