from The Century Dictionary.
- Pertaining to the acromion and the clavicle.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- adjective anatomy Pertaining to both the
acromionand the clavicle.
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A pair of strong ligaments holds the clavicle and scapula together forming what is called the acromioclavicular or “AC” joint.
"A few years ago we had a lot of AC joints in the shoulder," he said, referring to acromioclavicular joints.
The acromioclavicular joint is formed by the outer end of the clavicle and the acromion process of the scapular.
You can also call it a distal acromioclavicular section or shoulder surgery.
“What you have is not quite an acromioclavicular joint separation.”
The articular capsule completely surrounds the articular margins, and is strengthened above and below by the superior and inferior acromioclavicular ligaments.
The circumference of the articular facet is rough, especially above, for the attachment of the acromioclavicular ligaments.
The left shoulder and acromioclavicular joints, and the proper ligaments of the scapula.
The acromioclavicular articulation is an arthrodial joint between the acromial end of the clavicle and the medial margin of the acromion of the scapula.
The acromioclavicular joint has important functions in the movements of the upper extremity.