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Shoulder separation - series—Normal anatomy

Shoulder separation - Series


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

Review Date 7/28/2021

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, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.