The shoulder joint

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1. what is the purpose of cartilage in the shoulder joint?

  • protects the surrounding muscles from pulling
  • To protect the bones from rubbing and grinding away at each other, and to lubricate movement
  • acts as a glue keeping joint together
  • protect surrounding muscles from tearing
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2. which type of injury DOES NOT occur at the shoulder joint?

  • rotator cuff tear
  • frozen shoulder
  • Bursitis
  • strain/overuse
  • shoulder instability

3. What is the best way to prevent injury in the shoulder?

  • only stretch the shoulder to prevent muscle strain
  • warm up (including strength training, joint stability, muscles stretches and specific dance technique training)
  • not warming up the shoulder to prevent overuse of joint
  • Not cooling down

4. What movement is the trapezius responsible for in the shoulder joint?

  • The trapezius elevates and retracts the shoulder girdle
  • The trapezius retracts the shoulder girdle
  • The trapezius abducts, extends, and outwardly rotates the shoulder
  • The trapezius adductus, extends, and outwarldy rotates the arm

5. What is the scapula?

  • The longer bone in the forearm
  • The scapula is the technical name for the shoulder blade. It is a flat, triangular bone that lies over the back of the upper ribs. The rear surface can be felt under the skin. It serves as an attachment for some of the muscles and tendons of the arm,
  • The shorter, more lateral bone in the forearm
  • The longest and only bone in the upper arm


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