glenoid cavity

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Related to glenoid cavity: glenoid fossa, infraspinous fossa, Olecranon fossa, trochlear notch
  • noun

Synonyms for glenoid cavity

the concavity in the head of the scapula that receives the head of the humerus to form the shoulder joint

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In the oldest cadaveric specimens (group 3), these changes were seen around the entire glenoid cavity (Pfahler et al 2003).
The short head arises by a thick flattened tendon from the apex of the coracoid process and the long head arises from the supraglenoid tuberosity at the upper margin of the glenoid cavity, and is continuous with the glenoid labrum.
Radiological investigations demonstrated an expanded lytic lesion in the scapula near the glenoid cavity.
raises it away from the midline of the body) and stabilizes the head of the humerus in the glenoid cavity (the point of articulation in the scapula).
They have started with the shoulder joint, where the knobbed end of the upper arm bone - the humerus -- fits into the concave glenoid cavity, a shallow "socket" along the upper, outer edge of the shoulder blade.