Shoulder Normal Anatomy
The following radiographs show the normal anatomy of the shoulder.
Shoulder Normal Anatomy Pictures Skeletal shouldernormal1.jpg Shoulder Normal Anatomy Pictures Skeletal shouldernormal2.jpg AP view with shoulder in external rotation AP view with shoulder in internal rotation
  • Bony components of the shoulder include the humerus, scapula and clavicle, which form the glenohumeral and acromioclavicular (AC) joints.
  • The anatomical neck of the humerus and rim of the glenoid cavity serve as attachment sites for the joint capsule.
  • Radiographic examination of the shoulder typically includes AP views of the shoulder with the humerus in internal and external rotation. Certain shoulder injuries require additional views such as axillary and/or transscapular "Y" views for proper diagnosis.




Source: University of Virginia.