Joint, acromioclavicular
The acromioclavicular (AC) joint is located between the acromion (a projection of the scapula that forms the point of the shoulder) and the clavicle (the collar bone). This is a gliding type of joint. The ligaments that serve to support and strengthen this joint are called the capsular; superior and inferior acromioclavicular; articular disk; and coracoclavicular (trapezoid and conoid) ligaments.

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  • Acromioclavicular joint — Infobox Anatomy Name = Acromioclavicular joint Latin = articulatio acromioclavicularis GraySubject = 82 GrayPage = 315 Caption = The left shoulder and acromioclavicular joints, and the proper ligaments of the scapula. Caption2 = Glenoid fossa of… …   Wikipedia

  • Joint — For other uses, see Joint (disambiguation). Typical Joint A joint is the location at which two or more bones make contact.[1] They are constructed to allow movement and provide mechanical support, and are classified structurally and functionally …   Wikipedia

  • Acromioclavicular joint — The acromioclavicular (AC) joint is located between the acromion (a projection of the scapula that forms the point of the shoulder) and the clavicle (the collar bone). This is a gliding type of joint. The ligaments that serve to support and… …   Medical dictionary

  • Acromioclavicular ligament — Infobox Ligament Name = Acromioclavicular ligament Latin = ligamentum acromioclaviculare GraySubject = 82 GrayPage = 315 Caption = The left shoulder and acromioclavicular joints, and the proper ligaments of the scapula. Caption2 = From = acromion …   Wikipedia

  • Joint — A joint is the area where two bones are attached for the purpose of motion of body parts. A joint is usually formed of fibrous connective tissue and cartilage. An articulation or an arthrosis is the same as a joint. Joints are grouped according… …   Medical dictionary

  • Joint, AC — The AC (acromioclavicular) joint is located between the acromion (a projection of the scapula that forms the point of the shoulder) and the clavicle (the collar bone). This is a gliding type of joint. The ligaments that serve to support and… …   Medical dictionary

  • joint — /joynt/, n. 1. the place at which two things, or separate parts of one thing, are joined or united, either rigidly or in such a way as to permit motion; juncture. 2. a connection between pieces of wood, metal, or the like, often reinforced with… …   Universalium

  • acromioclavicular — adjective Pertaining to both the acromion and the clavicle. See Also: acromioclavicular joint …   Wiktionary

  • acromioclavicular — Relating to the acromion and the clavicle; denoting the articulation and ligaments between the clavicle and the acromion of the scapula. SYN: scapuloclavicular (1). * * * acro·mio·cla·vic·u·lar ə .krō mē (.)ō klə vik yə lər adj relating to, being …   Medical dictionary

  • acromioclavicular — ə¦krōmē(ˌ)ō, a¦ ˌ adjective Etymology: acromio + clavicular : relating to or being the joint connecting the acromion and the clavicle acromioclavicular arthritis …   Useful english dictionary

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