Palpation List: Shoulder and Upper arm

Palpation List: Shoulder and upper arm

Bony Landmarks
  • Corocoid Process
  • Point of shouder
  • Bicipital groove
Muscles/Soft Tissue
  • Anterior/posterior joint capsule
  • Bicep tendon
  • Coracobrachialis
  • Latissimus Dorsi
  • Teres Major
  • Pectoralis major
  • Levator Scapula
  • Trapezius
  • Bicep
  • Tricep
  • Deltoid (insertion)
  • Serratus Anterior
  • Rotator cuff: Supraspinatus, Infraspinatus, Subscapularis, Teres major, Teres minor


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