Acromioclavicular joint

The acromioclavicular joint is the gliding joint that forms the connection between the acromion of the shoulder blade and the collarbone. It is part of the mechanism that allows the shoulder to rise and fall (shrug).

Last Updated: September 19, 2009

Author: Jan Nissl, RN, BS

Medical Review: Martin Gabica, MD - Family Medicine & William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine

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